Museum News & Blog

Recent blog posts

Posted by on in Events
b2ap3_thumbnail_Friends-Dec-16-poster.jpg
...

Posted by on in Events
b2ap3_thumbnail_Friends-Nov-16-poster.jpg
...

Posted by on in Museum
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 ...

Posted by on in Events
b2ap3_thumbnail_August-2015.jpg
  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...

Posted by on in Events
b2ap3_thumbnail_Friends-talk-Oct-2016.jpg
...

Posted by on in Museum
b2ap3_thumbnail_6-Arthur-BRUNEL-with-IKB-2016414.jpg
  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 ...

Posted by on in GWR
b2ap3_thumbnail_9-Mr-Chalks-GWR-Locomotive-265.jpg
  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...

Posted by on in Events
b2ap3_thumbnail_Friends-talk-Sept-2016.jpg
...

Posted by on in Events
b2ap3_thumbnail_Town-Trail-leaflet.jpg
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 ...

Posted by on in Events
b2ap3_thumbnail_Courtenay-Park-buildings.jpg
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...

Posted by on in Museum move
b2ap3_thumbnail_St-Leonards-Church.jpg
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...

Posted by on in Schools
b2ap3_thumbnail_P1040616.jpg
  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...

Posted by on in Schools
b2ap3_thumbnail_anhya.jpg
  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...

Posted by on in Events
b2ap3_thumbnail_Heritage_Assets_poster_pic_20160601-145811_1.jpg
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...

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

Posted by on in Uncategorized
b2ap3_thumbnail_004.JPG
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. ...

Posted by on in Uncategorized
b2ap3_thumbnail_Devon-Square-walk.jpg
...
 The Travelling Exhibition will be on display at Hannah's at Seale Hayne 22nd - 28th August 2015.  ...

Posted by on in Uncategorized
The Museum will be CLOSED on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th August We will be open again on Monday 10th August. ...
b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_3601.JPG
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...
Hits: 10597