Education and Community Activities

Schools and Groups

Schools and groups are very welcome in the museum. We can offer guided tours and a ‘behind-the-scenes’ view of the museum stores to enhance your visit.

The museum is keen to work with schools to ensure the visit is useful and meaningful to all involved. For example tours of the museum can be tailored toward an aspect of the curriculum and can be combined with activities in the community rooms for a varied learning experience.

You can find out more about the themes and curriculum topics we offer in the museum here

Schools and groups should complete the form below in the first instance or contact us for further information.

Activities to bring to the museum

Activity Sheets



Click the Newton to be taken to a variety of activities to print and do.

Purple Newton takes you to activities to do in the museum and red Newton has activities that can be completed at home.

Have fun!

Activities to do at home

Community Involvement

Local people played an essential role in the Newton’s Place Project, suggesting ideas for the new museum displays, attending consultation events, producing artwork for the converted building and donating time and funds to the project.

We hope that Newton’s Place will be a valued resource for the local community for many years to come.

There are many opportunities to become involved in the activities on offer including attending workshops and events, choosing the next Object of the Month, putting on a display of your collections in the ‘Your Space’ case, giving a 5-minute talk on your favourite historic subject in the museum, or running an exhibition in the community rooms.

See What’s On for more details or contact us with your ideas – we’d love to hear from you!

Cultural Quarter

The Cultural Quarter links heritage and community within the town centre. It flows from Newton’s Place to St Leonard’s Tower, on to Golden Lion Square and finishes at the Passmore Edwards Centre (Newton Abbot Library).

Newton Abbot Museum and the Passmore Edwards Centre (PEC) have a strong relationship and work together on a variety of events and exhibitions. St Leonard’s Tower is an important landmark for the town and is all that remains of the medieval chapel of St Leonard’s. Golden Lion square was refurbished in 2016, providing seating, landscaped planting, art installations and a small performance area.

See What’s On for more information on Cultural Quarter events.

Group Enquiries

We welcome groups visits, please fill out our contact form:

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