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FREE A must for Railway enthusiasts

Ask local people where it is as we did have a few problems finding the museum. It is tucked away... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Worthing, United Kingdom
A lovely small museum

Enjoyed the visit to this lovely local museum. Just enough to keep us interested. A very helpful... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
London, United Kingdom
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2A St. Pauls Road, Newton Abbot TQ12 2HP, England
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Ask local people where it is as we did have a few problems finding the museum. It is tucked away as part of the town hall (see photo) It was a little way out of the town centre but not far to walk and okay...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 66jaybee
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the visit to this lovely local museum. Just enough to keep us interested. A very helpful enthusiastic lady volunteer made the visit even more memorable. She shared her love for history with us and gave us a great insight into the history of the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

Newton Abbot town shops are really rewarding to visit,pedestrianised section very smart and relaxing,thoroughly recommended.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank frankandsandra2017
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Great, quirky museum. Free and tiny but shows you a broad section of famous women and men from Newton Abbot. Then the train section is great. The volunteers are very knowledgeable and full of chatter. Great for an hour out of your day.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank TootlesLondon
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Called in on spec and it was wonderful. A lovely little treasure tucked away but find the Town Hall and you find this. Staff knowledgeable and enthusiastic which adds to the experience.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Michael D J
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Slightly out of the centre of town, and on the small scale but cannot complain as it is free! The only slight disappointment is that the quality of the publicity leaflet suggested even greater things. Plenty of boards to read and several films to watch...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Welshwasp
Reviewed 28 May 2017

What a lovely little find. Lady at reception could not have been more pleasant and took the trouble not only to tell us about certain things but also demonstrate one or two items the public are allowed to try themselves. Lots of interesting things especially...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Terence K
Reviewed 27 May 2017

It was small, but had some interesting things - especially for kids, who would love the chance to play with the railway signals etc. Worth a visit if passing.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Debbie C
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Visited for the first time , ive lived in newton 30 years , worth a visit its Free & has a lot of interesting local history

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank percyNewtonAbbot
Reviewed 27 October 2016

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 items. For me the GWR room is the highlight as the railway has...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank k r
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Response from Welshwasp | Reviewed this property |
The museum is so small that it would not really be possible for those people who are nervous of dogs to avoid them.