What’s On

Activities and Events

A variety of exciting activities, workshops and events take place in the museum galleries, the community rooms and out in the town. These include getting hands on with museum objects, art sessions, memory cafes and ‘behind-the-scenes’ tours of the museum stores. Keep checking back regularly to see what’s coming up.

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Happening now: The Museum has it’s own radio show! Find out more here


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Full Details

Museum Make and Create

Saturday 2nd October 10:30- 12:30

Be inspired by the wonderful Aller Vale pottery collection in the museum and make your very own clay pot, plus a nature-inspired wall plaque!

Each FREE ticket covers one adult and one child as you will be working together (if you have more than one child and want to all work together please book a ticket for each additional child- eg 1 adult plus 2 kids = 2 tickets)

Book your place FREE here

Relaxed Visit

October date TBC

Free entry and no need to book!

Newton Abbot Museum welcomes anyone who might benefit from visiting the Museum at a quieter time.

Explore our galleries in a calm and relaxed environment where we will ensure our sound levels are reduced. There will be a quiet space available away from the galleries, and you are welcome to borrow our new sensory bags and ear-defenders.

These sessions are great for visitors with Autistic Spectrum Disorder or other communication and sensory needs and their families / carers but are suitable for all.

To help you prepare for your visit we have made a visual story which you can see if you click here. For other access information please visit our Museum Access page.

If you have any questions about the Museum’s relaxed visits or require any further information please email [email protected] or phone 01626 201121

Temporary Exhibitions

With the community rooms finally up and running our temporary exhibition programme is on! You can find them upstairs (or button 2 on the lift)

Current exhibition: 👀nothing right now but keep an eye out 👀

Within the community rooms, the museum and local groups/schools can hold regular exhibitions of collections and artwork.

There is always something new to see and do in the museum – even for regular visitors. Every month, a different group or school chooses a new item for our ‘Object of the Month’ case. The photo wall has a new theme each month, with historic images of local places, people and events from different eras. The ‘Your Space’ case is updated regularly with displays of collections or artwork by the local community. Our ‘Recent Donations’ area allows us to display the very latest objects that have been added to the museum collection. In addition, our bespoke gallery cases have a flexible design so that displays can be easily updated and changed and the objects swapped with items in our stores.

Do you have an idea for an exhibition or display you’d like to do? We’d love to hear from you – please contact us with your suggestions.

You can find details of Town Council events here and the full listing of Museum Friends Talks here

You can view our museum gallery of past events and activities here or explore past temporary exhibitions and the museum collection here

The community rooms in Newton’s Place are available for hire, full information is on The Town Council’s website here