Find out how you can join in with the project by taking part in events and activities, volunteer your time or make a donation.
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A variety of workshops, activities and events will be happening throughout the project. Keep checking back regularly to see what's coming up.
Have you got any memories, anecdotes or photographs of the former St Leonard's church? This could be memories of events such as weddings or christenings, or perhaps Sunday School or choir practice.
We are holding sessions where people can drop in for a chat and share their experiences and memories of the building when it was a church.
These collected memories may then go on to form part of a display in the new museum.
The next drop-in reminiscence session will take place on:
Saturday 13th October 2018
11am - 2pm
Passmore Edwards Centre/Newton Abbot Library - in the entrance foyer
We're looking forward to hearing your stories!
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 Heritage Lottery 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.