Newton Abbot Town and Great Western Railway Museum

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The museum collections are focused on the Great Western Railway and the social history of the town.

The working signal box takes pride of place within the GWR Room, a hands-on connection with the great days of the Great Western Railway. An audio system enables you to hear ex-GWR men talking about their lives as railwaymen. Fry-ups and tales of snowstorms await you!

The Social History Gallery Exhibitions change every year. This year the gallery exhibition is focused on the 250th Anniversary of John Lethbridge.

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Opening hours

The museum is open from mid - Feb until the end of October each year.

Mon - Thurs 10:00-16:00
Fri 10:00-12:00
Sat (Easter – end of October) 14:00-16:00

Closed: Sun
Bank Holidays
Christmas week

Admission charges


Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Natural Sciences, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, World Cultures, Fine Art, Medicine, Weapons and War, Coins and Medals, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History, Land Transport

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Stained Glass Workshop (session 6)

  • 23 June 2018 From 1:30pm

Local Artist Amy McCarthy leads a Stained Glass making workshop at the future site of the museum.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children



Newton Abbot Town and Great Western Railway Museum
2a St Pauls Road
Newton Abbot
TQ12 2HP




01626 201121


01626 201119

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