Please note that the museum is now closed for the winter period and will re-open 5th April 2017.
Updated for 2017 is the Threads exhibition. The exhibition first opened its doors to the public on 23rd March 2016. The 39 artefacts displayed weave together the threads of Newton Abbot's past. From Roman lamps to Madge Mellor teapots, an intricately embroidered Jacobean jacket to a swing made from human hair, each object has its own story to tell.
Other Museum displays this year include World War 1 exhibits and films, the John Lethbridge display and the Sandford Orleigh carvings.
WW1 Micro Histories packs 1 and 2: We have 40 stories connecting Newton Abbot with World War 1, they are now on sale, price £2 per pack. The Micro Histories are brimming with fascinating information.
For more information on World War 1 Click on ‘War’ in the left menu bar.
The replica of the 18th century John Lethbridge's 'diving engine' draws visits from sub-aqua groups from around the world.
Sandford Orleigh Gallery
Last but not least, George Templers magnificent overmantle consisting of carvings dating from the 16th century, are on view for all to see. For more information click on ‘Sandford Orleigh Gallery’
For a small community museum there is a lot to see!