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
Re 0pening of Dawlish Museum
When: 26 April 2014
Where: Dawlish Museum, Barton Terrace, Dawlish
SATURDAY APRIL 26th 2014 AT 2-30pm.
RE-OPENING OF DAWLISH MUSEUM
AND TO COMMEMORATE THE 70th ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY.
MASSED PIPES AND DRUMS WILL MARCH TO THE LAWN AND PERFORM A FULL MUSICAL PROGRAMME.
This year the opening ceremony will be performed by Mrs. Mavis Stuckey. Mavis has been a committee member, steward and loyal supporter of the museum for many years.
To commemorate the 70th Anniversary of D-Day we have asked Mr John Millin, the son of Piper Bill, to open the display.
To further celebrate this occasion the massed pipe bands of Plymouth, North Devon, Southampton and Bideford will be attending. They will gather in the Surgery Car Park and then march down to the Lawn, passing the museum at about 3pm. Once there they will perform a 90 minute musical programme.
THERE WILL BE A COLLECTION WITH ALL PROCEEDS GOING TO DAWLISH MUSEUM
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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.
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Admission & Prices
THE MUSEUM RE-OPENS FOR THE SEASON ON APRIL 26th AT 2-30pm.
Usual opening times
Wed - Fri 10-3 to 1700
Sat - Sun: 14.00-17.00
Last admissions 16.15
Family (2+2) £5
Dawlish Museum Society
DAWLISH, DEVON EX7 9QH