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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...

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  Hi!   I'm Charlotte, the new Museum Administrative Assistant. It’s already been a busy three months since I started and I’m looking forward to meeting you all when our doors open to t...

Posted by on in Museum move
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On the 28th February, we submitted our funding bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Newton's Place Project - conversion of the former St Leonard's Church in Wolborough St into a new museum a...

Posted by on in Museum move
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We had a fantastic response to our first open day at the former St Leonard's Church on Saturday 14th January. Over 300 people poured through the doors to learn more about our £2 million scheme t...

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  Two FREE open day events are being held at the former St Leonard’s Church, Wolborough St, Newton Abbot at 10 – 2pm on: Saturday 14th January Wednesday 25th January Drop in to view ...

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We have a vacancy for a part-time Museum Administrative Assistant - someone to provide administrative support to the Curator, plus some additional skills to work with the museum collections. The ...

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  The museum’s Travelling Exhibition will be on display at the end of October. It tells the stories of different local people who’s lives were affected by WWI. The event will be in...

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  A story that illustrates the impact that Brunel still has on the lives of us all! The photograph shows Arthur Brunel Purves - he was 4 years old when this picture was taken last year. How ...

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  Mr David Chalk, who lives in Kent, built this fine 5” gauge 2-8-2 7200 class model locomotive in the late 1990s.  Not surprisingly, this wonderful loco won a gold medal and the Crebbin Cu...

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Teignbridge District Council has arranged a Heritage Event in Newton Abbot town centre. Various organisations will be in Market Walk during the day to increase public awareness of local heritage ...

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Find out about the historical architecture of Newton Abbot on these two walking tours of different parts of the town. The tours take place on Saturday 10th September 2016 and are of Devon Square (10.3...

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On the 23rd August 2016, the Town Council completed the purchase of St Leonard's Church in Wolborough St, Newton Abbot. Plans for the church building include relocation of the Town Hall and the Museum...

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  For my second day of work experience at the Newton Abbot Museum, we were hosts to Bearne’s Primary School. After the preparation I had put in on the previous day, I was very excited to see how...

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  Hello my name is Anhya and I attend Newton Abbot College. I currently have a work experience placement at the Newton Abbot Museum and today was my first day. Throughout the day I have been ext...