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What's On 

A variety of workshops, activities and events will be happening throughout the project. Keep checking back regularly to see what's coming up. 

Saving St Leonard's Tower

FREE guided tour of the 'Clock Tower'.

Come along and find out the story behind the demolition of the medieval chapel of St Leonard's and how Newtonian's saved the tower.

Saturday 14th September
No booking required

This event is part of the Heritage Open Days initiative, and is being carried out by museum volunteers during the museum's current period of closure while Newton's Place is being prepared.

Why not come to see the Town Crier's competition too and make a day of it!

Conservation in Action: Stained Glass at Newton's Place

A talk by Steve Clare of Holywell Glass.

Ever wondered how the experts go about repairing and conserving historic glass in listed buildings? Now's your chance to find out!

One of the conservators working on the Newton's Place building will be giving a FREE talk as part of the project.

Tuesday 17th September 2019
Doors 7pm, for 7.30pm start
St Mary's Church, Abbotsbury, Newton Abbot

No booking required. Donations for the project are welcomed.

Disabled car parking only at the church please due to limited spaces. Other cars to use the cattle market car park. Venue is 2 minutes walk via the pedestrian crossing and pedestrian lane to Fisher Rd, then up Waverley Rd to the church.



Our amazing team of volunteers contribute in many different ways. As the paid staff for the museum is just the equivalent of two full-time people, we wouldn't be able to operate at all without help from our volunteers.

The museum is now closed until we relocate to the new building, but there is still lots to do behind the scenes. This includes reviewing and re-packing the objects in the museum stores, researching stories for the new displays, helping out at fundraising activites and community events and digitising documents and photographs using the scanner. Please get in touch if you would like to help with any of these activities.

We are also looking for volunteers to cover museum stewarding slots in the new building once we move. We need more people as the building is larger, plus we will be open for longer hours (including Saturdays). Duties will include opening and closing the museum at the start and end of the day, manning reception and greeting visitors, helping out with any enquiries and serving customers making purchases from the small gift shop. We expect that the new museum will open in early 2020.

Full training will be provided for all new volunteers.

If you are interested in joining our friendly team then please get in touch via our Contact page.


We are delighted that National Lottery players have pledged £950,000 via the National Lottery Heritage Fund. We will also raise additional funds from the sale of the current town hall and museum building in Devon Square.

However, we need to raise a further £600,000 to turn the Newton's Place dream into reality. Much of this we are seeking from other grant-making bodies, but we also need the support of local people and businesses.

Your donation will help make this exciting project possible! Please visit the Donate page to find out how to contribute. All donations to the project, no matter how small, are very much appreciated.

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