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Newton Abbot Town & GWR Museum


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.

They don’t mind if you need to feel to see the 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. Not suitable for all.

The museum is divided into small rooms that cover aspects of the towns varied history. The exhibitions are updated every year so there is always something new to see.

Explore Newton Abbot’s fascinating past, from prehistoric times to the 21st century. Learning sessions and guided tours for schools and other groups.

The Great Western Railway Room explores the town's links with the railways. Information is available on I.K. Brunel's great engineering achievements.

Admission is FREE.

Check website for exact opening times.


  • 2A Street Paul's Road
  • Newton Abbot
  • Devon
  • TQ12 2HP


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