Museum News & Blog

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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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  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...

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We are collecting information from the local community about heritage assets that are important to you or your neighbourhood. Pop in to the event on either day at the Passmore Edwards Centre Library s...

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The Museum will be open on selected Saturdays from April 2016 until September 2016....

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IK Brunel was leaning against the wall…       In 2006 Newton Abbot Town & Great Western Railway Museum was a partner in celebrating Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s 200th birthday. ...

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 The Travelling Exhibition will be on display at Hannah's at Seale Hayne 22nd - 28th August 2015.  ...

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The Museum will be CLOSED on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th August We will be open again on Monday 10th August. ...
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40 people in all enjoyed the wood caving demonstration given by Laurence Beckford on Friday 26th June. Laurence gave two sessions, in which he chatted to the attendees whilst demonstrating his skills...

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Unfortunately the Museum will be closed on the following Saturday's:  20th June, 27th June, 4th July, 11th July, 18th July...

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Please note the museum will be closed on the 25th May, Bank Holiday Monday. Re open again on Tuesday.  ...

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St Leonard's Tower will be open every Wednesday 10am -  1pm until the end of September...

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The Museum will be closed on Saturday 9th May. Reopen again on Monday....

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The Museum will be open on Saturday from 2 - 4pm for the season. Please check the website for future Saturday openings, as the steward is not always available....
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The Museum will be closed from the 3rd April (Good Friday) to the 6th April (Easter Monday). We re open on at 10am on Tuesday 7th April....