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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....
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A lovely afternoon was had by Friends and Volunteers of the the Museum during a Private Viewing of the new displays. The Museum is now open until 31st October.  Do come and have a look round. A...
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With the completion of a Museums Heritage Lottery conservation project to conserve the 16th century and later Sandford Orleigh carvings, this conference has been organised to create greater access to ...
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26 pupils from Haytor View Primary School (Yr ) met in the museum on Friday to become future curators.  They looked at WWI artefacts in the museum to gain inspiration. With the help of Year 12 De...
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  Memories of Newton Abbot by David Bowen   7.15pm in the Council Chamber.   Free for Friends of the Museum, otherwise £3....
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National Trust volunteers from Bradley Manor visited the Museum today    A group of enthusiastic National Trust volunteers visited the museum to see the Sandford Orleigh carvings. The Renaissance panels within the Sandford Orleigh overmantle were of great in...

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Sandford Orleigh Gallery Newton Abbot Museum's new Sandford Orleigh Gallery was officially opened yesterday-20th August 2014.The museum's HLF supported 'Heart of Oak conservation & arts project' came to its grand finale i...

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Competition Winners We had a great response to the 'Keep the Home Fires Burning' Creative Writing and Art competitions.The caliber of the entries was high making the judging difficult.         &n...

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Newton Abbot Museum as seen on TV! The BBC 2 Celebrity Antiques Road Trip filmed at Newton Abbot Museum. Bursts of hilarity filled the room as Tim Brooke-Taylor and Will Axton visited the museum during the filming of the Celebrity Ant...