Planning a Visit

Welcome to the Museum. When you are planning a visit to the Museum or St Leonard's Tower, here are some things you might need to know.
Admission is FREE

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Newton Town and Great Western Railway Museum rooms are all on one level – ideal for wheels. Occasional exhibitions upstairs can be accessed by stair lift. Our volunteer staff includes one person able to convey the message through British Signing – but he needs to have a date fixed in his diary. We don’t mind if you need to feel to see our exhibits – the carved wood is hundreds of years old – it will survive a bit more handling.

St. Leonard’s Tower is a different kettle of fish. There is very little space at the bottom of the Tower, the staircase is steep and winding up to another small space. We expect you know your own limitations!

Our Noticing ! Newton Abbot Walks can be led by a local guide, but as they are volunteers, they need to be booked for your visit.

Opening Hours

Please note that the museum is now closed for the winter period and will re-open 5th April 2017.

Museum and GWR Room

5th April - 27th October 2017
Monday to Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday  10am -12pm
Closed Bank Holidays

Please note that stewarding duties in the museum are carried out entirely by our generous volunteers.

Saturday opening 2017:

Museum only (excluding GWR room) will open after Easter, dates will be announced on facebook in due course.

Booked parties welcome, please contact us to discuss your needs and book prior to your visit.

St Leonard’s Tower

Open mid-May 2017 - September 2017 on Wednesdays 10am - 1pm.

Plus some Saturdays, usually when there is an event on in the town centre.

Free Entry

Walks - Town Trails

During the closure period the museum offers Town Trails, dependant on the weather.

Ring us for more information & see our interactive map here


Access for All

Newton Town and Great Western Railway Museum rooms are all on one level. Occasional exhibitions upstairs can be accessed by stair lift.