Visiting Safely

We are a new Museum located in Newton’s Place, an accessible community building, and are excited to welcome you to come and see our brand new exhibits and the stories that they tell.

With legal COVID 19 restrictions coming to an end, we are continuing to take extra steps to keep the Museum as safe as possible for our visitors and staff.

The Museum will be running at a reduced capacity to make sure that social distancing can be maintained while ensuring that our visitors can relax and enjoy their experience. A ticket system is no longer in place, so you can pop in at your leisure, but please be aware that if we are very full you may be asked to wait/come back later.

If you have any questions or additional needs please get in touch.


When you arrive you will be welcomed by a member of staff who will introduce you to the Museum. There are screens on the Front Desk for the safety of you and our staff. If you have any questions throughout your visit, please do speak to our staff who will be happy to help.

If you have any queries regarding access, please see our accessibility guide here.

Hand sanitiser

There are hand sanitiser stations for you to use around the Museum. We ask, in particular, for you to use the one by the entrance when you first arrive.

Face coverings

It is no longer mandatory for all visitors to museums to wear a face covering. However as we are an indoor attraction, we would advise you wear a face covering during your visit if you are able to.

Please bear in mind certain people are exempt from wearing face coverings, including children under the age of 11 and people with certain disabilities, so please be considerate of others and maintain some distance from others during your trip.

NHS Test and Trace

We have a QR code on display for the NHS Test and Trace app. If you don’t have the app we also have paper slips where you can leave your name and phone number for Track and Trace purposes. Although it is no longer a legal requiement to take part in Track and Trace, we kindly ask that visitors use either the QR code or the paper slips.

Social distancing

We are continuing to encourage 2m social distancing throughout the Museum. Please try to maintain some distance between yourself and other visitors that are not part of your group throughout your visit.


Toilets are now open to all, but please take extra care with hand washing and hygiene


Our small gift shop will be closed until further notice as an extra measure to keep everyone as safe as possible.

Hands on activities

There are several interactive exhibits throughout the Museum that you are welcome to use. These will be wiped down with antibacterial wipes after each use. We also ask you to use the hand sanitiser available before and after use.

Interactives that cannot be sanitised will be temporarily out of use.

We also have an automaton that takes a single £1 coin to operate

We hope you have an enjoyable visit to Newton Abbot Museum and look forward to welcoming you!