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  This week's blog comes from Tess Walker, volunteer extraordinaire and shares what our trusty team have been up to behind-the-scenes to get the museum ready for the Big Move to Newton's Place. ...

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  The museum had the pleasure of hosting the first Ever Chrysalis Workshop, a fantastic project by Encounters to cooperatively create a mobile arts space. Our wonderful volunteers got stuc...

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     We have quite a few pictorial postcards as part of our photographic collection, preserved because the photos show the development of the town over time. However, some of thes...

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We had a record turnout on the 17th to the first ever film night held at Newton's Place. We were full to the rafters with keen souls eager to see our uncovered archive footage and clips unearthed by&n...

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  The museum has not one, not two, but THREE pitches at the Speed History Event tomorrow at the  library (Saturday 7th October). Come along, join the fun and and discover the super su...

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  It’s been a busy few weeks in the museum, so our news updates have been thin on the ground.   But I’m back with bells on to announce the launch event for our Newton’s Place Funding camp...

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        If you attended the last of the Summer Nights events in Newton Abbot last weekend you may have noticed that the Town Council has acquired a new member of staff. &nbs...

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We've had a exciting meeting about Fun Palaces today! Find out more about what a Fun Palace is and why they are brilliant here: http://funpalaces.co.uk/about/ Why were we talking about it? Newto...

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  One of our fantastic Facebook-followers heard our plea for toys and came through for us in spades! Not only are these wonderful wind-ups great examples of toy making from the 1920’s through to...

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  The Museum has recently acquired The Chase Collection, a personal archive of more than 100 detailed sketches and oil paintings depicting the artist’s observations of stations and railway staff...

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        Now that we have HLF funding we are ready to shake off museums of the past and create the museum of the future.   If you haven’t had a chance to find out abou...

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  Earlier this summer we had the great pleasure of showing a group of young ladies from the 3rd Newton Abbot (Salvation Army) Brownies around the museum and they did a great job of getting to gr...

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    We just can’t stop telling people about Newton’s Place! Now that we have HLF funding for the project we can share our plans far and wide. We even had a stall at Summer Nights where we...

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Over the summer museum staff and objects have been leaving the museum walls and engaging with locals in a variety of ways. Here are some highlights so far...     Handling Box A seco...

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  It’s full steam ahead for the £2 million Newton’s Place project after the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) confirmed phase one support for a National Lottery grant of £800,000. Thanks to money rai...

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  We had our third Open Day at Newtons Place last week and the event was a great success. We had over a hundred visitors and raised £60 in donations and sales. Watch this space for an animation ...

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Our next Heritage Open Day is on the 24th June 10.30am - 2.30pm at the former St Leonard's Church, Wolborough St, Newton Abbot. Highlights of the day include: a story sharing workshop, displays from ...

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  Hosted over 19 – 25 June, #MuseumWeek is an international online event celebrating and showcasing all things from cultural institutions over 7 days, 7 themes, 7 hashtags! It will provide an op...

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For April and May we have had a big focus on social media, striving to provide our followers with more content: be it facts, fun or photos.   Our new Newton’s Place facebook and twitter are sti...