Introduction to the Museum

The museum's new 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.


 We have a Travelling Exhibition on display at the

 Passmore Edwards Centre, Newton Abbot

Until 22nd April.  10am - 4pm Monday - Saturday.  Free entry.






















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.


Four trails/walks have been developed:-

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.

Also our highly popular original Town Trail is available from the Museum and the Tourist Information Centre.


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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