Find out about: Dawlish Museum
Knowle House was built as a gentleman's residence in 1805, and has been used for various purposes since. It now houses Dawlish Museum.
The aim of the Museum is to preserve and display the history of Dawlish through it's artefacts, which have been generously donated by local people.
Open from 30 April to 30th September. Wheelchair access to Ground Floor. Stairlift to First Floor and wheelchair available.
Our Next Event
Let's all go down the Strand
When: 25 May 2013
Where: The Strand, Dawlish
The Strand at Dawlish has been going through a re-generation process. the whole town is going to celebrate the completion of the work.
The museum will be having two stalls, one for second hand books - always popular and one to sell the glassware decorated by some of the volunteers.
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The Museum is housed in The Knowle which was built in 1805 as a gentleman's residence. There is a tribute to Piper Bill Millin, who passed away in August 2010, featuring his famous D-Day bagpipes and regalia, but also highlights Bill, the family man.
Also new this year is a display of "All about Dawlish" with floor to ceiling maps, photographs of Then and Now, plus items on the Carnival, Violets and the Black (and white) Swan.
Victorian Kitchen, Industries Room and Commemorative china displays
This photo shows a postman's penny farthing bicycle, and you can read all about how the post came to Dawlish. You can also use the Victorian post box, c.1871, originally from Oak Hill, to send your own postcards.
In this room you will find the tools of many local trades and services. There is a wonderful collection of sewing machines, such as the Jones dating from 1879. This photo shows the blacksmiths anvil and equipment
The library houses a huge collection of photos of old Dawlish. Browsing the albums,you may find a picture of your house or your street, or even of an ancestor. Photograph shows the bagpipes and regalia of Piper Bill Millin, who piped the troops to shore on Sword Beach on D-Day
All About Dawlish
This year we celebrate over a century of Dawlish; floor to ceiling map, Then and Now picture boards show the growth of the town. We also commemorate RMS Titanic with a beautiful model made to scale by Mr David Last of Dawlish.
Our Latest news
Dawlish Museum AGM
23 May 2013
The AGM was held on May 15th. The committee and officers were returned, although it was fe...read more
Museum Opening 2013
16 May 2013
Dawlish Museum is now open to the public for the 2013 season.the opening was performed by ...read more
Admission & Prices
THE MUSEUM IS NOW OPEN FOR THE SEASON
CLOSED MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Usual opening times
Wed - Fri: 10.30-17.00
Sat - Sun: 14.00-17.00
Last admissions 16.15
Family (2+2) £5
Dawlish Museum Society
DAWLISH, DEVON EX7 9QH