Newton Abbot Town & GWR Museum

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2a St Paul's Road Newton Abbot Devon
TQ12 2HP
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THE MUSEUM IS NOW CLOSED AND will re-open with a new exhibition on 7th March 2012 on celebrating Newton Abbot's Sporting life.

Atmospheric Carriage Model
The museum has a model of an atmospheric carriage of the South Devon Railway.  This was commissoned as part of the Brunel 200 celebrations.  It was built by the local model engineer Peter Parks based on the drawings from The Broad Gauge Society. 
To complement the model The South Devon Model Railway Society have created a representation of "Newton Station" c. 1848. created using the watercolours of the area by William Dawson.  These watercolours are held in the Institution of Civil Engineers, London. The watercolours have been copied by the Devon Record Office, Exeter.

Signal Box
Taking pride of place within the GWR Room, stands the working signal box which provides visitors with a hands-on connection with the great days of the Great Western Railway.  Also within the GWR Room there is an audio system where you can hear ex-GWR men talk about their life on the railways.

Opening Times

Mon - Thu: 10.00-16.00
Fri: 10.00-12.00
Sat: 14.00-16.00
Sun: Closed
Mon - Thu: 10.00-16.00 Fri: 10.00-12.00 Sat: 14.00-16.00 Sun: Closed

Saturday opening times are from Easter to the end of September. Closed Bank Holidays.

*Disabled Access

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