With 11 rooms over 3 floors the Museum is most famous for its display of Piper Bill Millins' D-Day bagpipes and is packed with artefacts. The displays in Dawlish Museum are regularly updated and depict life past and present in the town and notably tell the story of the February storm of 2014 which severely damaged the railway line.
A vast archive of 100's of rare historical photographs can be seen in album form or on the new library PC.Children as well as adults are well catered for and there are many fun activities just for them,such as the dressing up outfits and the Black Swan Trail. New DVD 'Dawlish and the Black Swans' is available through our online shop below for £8 inc p&p.
Great Storm Display
The 'Orange Army' under attack from the huge waves during the storm of 2014. The Great Storm exhibition has rolling video and pictures telling the story of the storm and it's aftermath.
Wedding Dress Display Room
Retained by popular demand, for this season ,is our amazing display of wedding dresses and related bridal items dating from as far back as 1846 right up to the late 1980's.
Piper Bill Millin, who piped the troops ashore on Sword Beach , D-Day 1944. The library houses a huge collection of old and new photos of Dawlish as well as looped video about the life of Piper Bill.
Restored to full working order for the new season the Dolls House or 'Little Higher Acres' is sure to delight both young and old with its minute attention to detail.
This beautifully re-created bygone kitchen displays all the mod cons of a former age, including a black leaded kitchen range and many other artefacts.
Admission & prices
THE MUSEUM IS OFFICIALLY OPENING ON MONDAY THE 1ST AND TUESDAY THE 2ND OF MAY, 2017, WHEN WE WILL BE OPENING SPECIALLY FROM 10.30AM UNTIL 5PM ON BOTH DAYS TO HELP PROMOTE OUR 50TH ANNIVERSARY (LAST ENTRY 4.15PM)
HOWEVER, WE WILL ALSO BE OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON SUNDAY THE 30TH APRIL FROM 2PM TO 5PM (LAST ENTRY 4.15PM) AS A SPECIAL ONE-OFF EVENT TO HELP CELEBRATE OUR PARTICIPATION IN THE 'SUMMER STARTS HERE' CELEBRATIONS, ON THE LAWN THAT DAY, WHICH TAKE PLACE FROM 10AM UNTIL 4PM.
PLEASE RING or EMAIL THE MUSEUM FOR MORE DETAILS.
Usual opening times
Wed - Fri 10-30am to 1700pm
Sat - Sun: 14.00pm to 17.00pm
Last admission 16.15pm
(Normally closed Mondays and Tuesdays.)
Adults - £2
Concessions - £1
Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 children) only £5
and valid for a full 7 days with Free return entry.
Wheelchair access to Ground Floor. Stairlift to First Floor and wheelchair available.
There is also a pleasant garden.
Many thanks to our generous sponsors who include - Ashcombe village club, BG Wills & son, Barton Surgery, Be Repaired, Cofton Country, Crockers Ltd, Dawlish Gazette, Fraser & Wheeler, Freemasons, Gays Creamery, Langstone Cliff, Mercedes Benz Exeter, Shaftesbury Theatre, Swiftprint, The Beeches, The Framing Lot, Ugly Duckling and Whetmans Pinks.
Dawlish Museum Society
T: 01626 888557
Our videos Click on the play button below to view our videos
Interview with Piper Bill Millin
The interview gave Piper Bill a chance to describe the happenings at Sword Beach during the D Day Landings
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Dawlish Museum Society
DAWLISH, DEVON EX7 9QH