Dawlish Museum Society

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Knowle House was built as a gentleman's residence in 1805, and has been used for various purposes since. It now houses Dawlish Museum. The aim of the Museum is to preserve and display the history of Dawlish through its artefacts, which have been generously donated by local people.

School parties are encouraged to visit by appointment, and a learning room is now complete. There is a huge collection of photographs of old Dawlish and it's people, so if you're researching your family history, or that of your business or home, there may be something for you here.

If you simply want to browse for an hour or two, do visit. If you fancy a rest, or want to eat your sandwiches, there is a pretty little garden. There is something to interest almost everyone at Dawlish Museum, and you can be assured of a warm welcome from the volunteer staff.

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Opening hours

Open from 25 April - 30th September.
Wed-Fri: 10.30-17.00
Sat-Sun: 14.00-17.00
Last admissions 16.15

Closed: Mon, Tue

Collection details

Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Natural Sciences, Medicine, Weapons and War, Science and Technology, Social History, Land Transport

Dawlish Museum Society
The Knowle
Barton Terrace






01626 888557

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