Teignmouth and Shaldon Museum

Teign Museum
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Two wonderful permanent galleries which have been carefully designed to appeal to both adults and children. The Centre also houses a roof terrace, a large meeting and events space, the Teign Room, a small shop, dedicated research area and archive room

Venue Type:


Opening hours

Tuesday – Saturday February Half term 2015, March & October 1000-1630
April – September 1000-1700

Admission charges

Adults: £2.50
Children under 18 £1 unless with an adult.
Children under 11 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Additional info

Accessibility: we do not have wheelchair access to the upper floors - only the ground floor.

As well as visits by schools to the museum our education team will also, by arrangement, visit a school.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Medicine, Weapons and War, Coins and Medals, Personalities, Social History, Land Transport, Maritime

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.


  • 2 May — 30 June 2015 *on now

Discover what happened when men were being killed due to the acute shortage of shells and ammunition . 1915 saw the disasters in the Dardanelle Straits and during the Gallipoli Landings
read about the 'Teignmouth Boys at Suvla Baya'.

Follow the men at the Western Front in the excerpts from war diaries. , Find out if your relative was mentioned in the various lists from this period. Read the story of Teignmouth's VC which was awarded to John Smyth for his action on 18 May 1915.

Ammunition was very scarce in this year, but the museum has some interesting examples of shells and fuses kindly lent for the exhibition. Why not come along and study the timeline and have a look at the uniform of the Royal Regiment of Artillery which will be displayed in the foyer. Learn more about the role of the Royal Artillery and its three main bodies - Royal Field Artillery, Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Garrison Artillery.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Normal museum admission costs apply

Teignmouth and Shaldon Museum
29 French Street
TQ14 8ST






01626 777041

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