Planning a Visit

The museum is now closed in its current location. We will re-open in late 2019 or early 2020, following completion of our relocation project to the centre of Newton Abbot.

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Oral Archive

The Oral History Archive exists to record material that might otherwise be lost to future generations providing a resource & raising awareness of Newton Abbot’s history.

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The Town History Rooms

The museum is divided into small rooms that cover aspects of the towns varied history. The exhibitions are updated every year so there is always something new to see.

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Learning

Explore Newton Abbot’s fascinating past, from prehistoric times to the 21st century. Learning sessions and guided tours for schools and other groups.

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GWR Room

The Great Western Railway Room explores the town's links with the railways. Information is available on I.K. Brunel's great engineering achievements.

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Collections

The museum collections focus on the social history of Newton Abbot and environs, the GWR history including the social history of the GWR & its affect on the town & its people.

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