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  The Museum has recently acquired The Chase Collection, a personal archive of more than 100 detailed sketches and oil paintings depicting the artist’s observations of stations and railway staff...

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  Tenders In its current location, Newton Abbot Town Council and Museum face significant challenges which results in a lower use of the facility. The proposed location of the former St Leonard'...

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        Now that we have HLF funding we are ready to shake off museums of the past and create the museum of the future.   If you haven’t had a chance to find out abou...

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  Earlier this summer we had the great pleasure of showing a group of young ladies from the 3rd Newton Abbot (Salvation Army) Brownies around the museum and they did a great job of getting to gr...

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    We just can’t stop telling people about Newton’s Place! Now that we have HLF funding for the project we can share our plans far and wide. We even had a stall at Summer Nights where we...

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Over the summer museum staff and objects have been leaving the museum walls and engaging with locals in a variety of ways. Here are some highlights so far...     Handling Box A seco...

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  It’s full steam ahead for the £2 million Newton’s Place project after the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) confirmed phase one support for a National Lottery grant of £800,000. Thanks to money rai...

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  We had our third Open Day at Newtons Place last week and the event was a great success. We had over a hundred visitors and raised £60 in donations and sales. Watch this space for an animation ...

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Our next Heritage Open Day is on the 24th June 10.30am - 2.30pm at the former St Leonard's Church, Wolborough St, Newton Abbot. Highlights of the day include: a story sharing workshop, displays from ...

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  Hosted over 19 – 25 June, #MuseumWeek is an international online event celebrating and showcasing all things from cultural institutions over 7 days, 7 themes, 7 hashtags! It will provide an op...

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For April and May we have had a big focus on social media, striving to provide our followers with more content: be it facts, fun or photos.   Our new Newton’s Place facebook and twitter are sti...

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  Hi!   I'm Charlotte, the new Museum Administrative Assistant. It’s already been a busy three months since I started and I’m looking forward to meeting you all when our doors open to t...

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On the 28th February, we submitted our funding bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Newton's Place Project - conversion of the former St Leonard's Church in Wolborough St into a new museum a...

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We had a fantastic response to our first open day at the former St Leonard's Church on Saturday 14th January. Over 300 people poured through the doors to learn more about our £2 million scheme t...

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  Two FREE open day events are being held at the former St Leonard’s Church, Wolborough St, Newton Abbot at 10 – 2pm on: Saturday 14th January Wednesday 25th January Drop in to view ...

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  The museum’s Travelling Exhibition will be on display at the end of October. It tells the stories of different local people who’s lives were affected by WWI. The event will be in...

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  A story that illustrates the impact that Brunel still has on the lives of us all! The photograph shows Arthur Brunel Purves - he was 4 years old when this picture was taken last year. How ...