Introduction to the Museum


We focus on the history of Newton Abbot & The Great Western Railway.

 The museum exhibitions are arranged in a series of small rooms, which includes the GWR Room.

We will be open on Saturday 2 - 4pm

The museum's exhibition  ‘Service & Sacrifice’

focuses on how the First World War affected the lives of the men and women of Newton Abbot.

Click on the 'War' Quick Link to the right for more information.

 Our Travelling Exhibition will be on display again soon, please see the 'War' link for more information.

















 We are pleased to announce the launch of our new free Town Trail App.

Based on our popular original Town Trail Map, which is still available from the museum and Tourist Information Centre.

Uncover the hidden history of the town as you take on a historical walking tour of Newton Abbot.

Available at

Best viewed using your smartphone (but it can also be viewed on any device or computer with internet access).

There is no need to download any software or go to an app store – it is available and ready to use.

The App is still in the testing phase – so we would really appreciate your feedback to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Four additional trails / walks are available:

For families exploring the town and hills of Newton Abbot we have two trails:-

  • Medieval & Tudor Newton Abbot - Walk One
  • 17th Century Newton Abbot - Walk Two

These walks encourage young observant walkers to explore their town & its history with their families!

For those particularly interested in architecture we also have:-

  • Noticing Newton Abbot! - Walk 1 - Devon Square 
  • Noticing Newton Abbot! - Walk 2 - Courtenay Park 

For any of these 4 Town Trails/Walks ask at the museum reception desk. When the Museum is closed ask at the Town Council Office.


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2a St Pauls Road
Newton Abbot
TQ12 2HP

Tel: 01626 201121
Opening Hours:
Monday to Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Fridays 10:00 - 12:00
Saturdays 14:00 - 16:00
GWR Opening Hours:
Monday to Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Fridays 10:00 - 12:00