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Free heritage events on offer in Newton Abbot

Architectural tours of Newton Abbot are set to feature in a programme of free events this September as part of the national Heritage Open Days 2018 initiative, England’s favourite and biggest heritage event.

Also on offer in the 11-strong line-up of activities are a series of bite-size slices of local history served up in a range of styles including costumed performances and heritage presentations and there will be a chance to see inside the town’s Medieval St Leonard’s Tower.

All the events are due to take place over the weekends of September 6 - 9 and 13 – 16 and have been organised by staff and volunteers at Newton Abbot Museum as part of their outreach programme during the site’s closure while the shift to the new £2 million Newton’s Place at the former St Leonard’s Church is being prepared.

‘The museum might be closed at the moment, as the plans for Newton’s Place progress, but we are still active within the local community,’ said museum volunteer Val Harrison.

‘Look out for these free, events and come and join in the celebration of Newton Abbot’s heritage, its community and history. We’re really looking forward to sharing some fascinating local tales and information and hope to be joined by as many people as possible.'

For event details in Newton Abbot, visit the listing on the Heritage Open Days website.

The photo is of Rosemary Griggs, Costumed History Interpreter and museum volunteer, who will be making an appearance as part of the programme of events.

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