Newton Abbot Town & Great Western Railway Museum, Newton Abbot
(4.7/5 based on 50 reviews on the web)
THE MUSEUM IS OPEN FROM APRIL TO MID-DAY 31ST 2014 WITH A NEW EXHIBITION 'SERVICE & SACRIFICE' -

The museum focuses on the social history of the town through the centuries, including the Great Western Railway and what's more its FREE! Website: http://www.museum-newtonabbot.co.uk/
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TripAdvisor
  • The volunteers here are very friendly and knowlegeable. I spent time looking at displays of notable Newtonians including John Lethbridge the early diving pioneer. There is also a WWI display and other...  more »
  • Well worth a visit , It is a small but well formed museum ,the staff (all volunteers I believe ) are friendly and well informed, , the displays are nicely laid out for a small area , There's a GWR roo...  more »
  • We saw the reviews on Tripadvisor, and decided to go to this charming little place. We have a 2 year old and a 4 year old, who absolutely loved dressing up in the olde worlde clothes, 'diving' for tre...  more »
Google
  • Lovely gem of museum tucked away behind the council offices. The salvage display was fascinating, the stories of local people who made history amazing, there were activities for children and the volunteers were incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. So pleased we found it!