Devon railways

You can learn more about Devon's railways at these museums. Select a museum to find out more, including their opening times (which may be seasonal), how to find them and what else is in their collections.

  • Bovey Tracey Heritage Centre

    Bovey Tracey Heritage Centre


    The small museum with a big heart! Bovey Tracey Heritage Centre is situated off the A382 in the old railway station building, which was in use on the branch line to Moretonhampstead for nearly 100 years.

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  • Braunton and District Museum

    Braunton and District Museum


    The Bakehouse Centre was specially converted from a former bakehouse and two cottages to house today's Museum.

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  • South Devon Railway

    South Devon Railway


    The South Devon Railway is one of Devon's and the West Country's best loved tourist attractions and is the longest established steam railway in the south west.

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  • Fairlynch Museum

    Fairlynch Museum

    Budleigh Salterton

    Fairlynch Museum and Arts Centre is one of the very few thatched museums in the UK.

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  • Coldharbour Mill Working Wool Museum

    Coldharbour Mill Working Wool Museum


    Coldharbour Mill, built between 1797 and 1799 as Fox Brothers' first spinning mill in the South West, preserves a collection of Victorian spinning frames for the worsted process, and Hattersley looms are still in use to weave knitting yarns, tartan cloth, rugs and stair runners.

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  • Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum

    Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum


    In the Old Grammar School you find an historic building, a range of collections and a local history archive.

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  • Newton Abbot Town and GWR Museum

    Newton Abbot Town and GWR Museum

    Newton Abbot

    The museum covers a range of aspects of local history, including World War One exhibits and films, the John Lethbridge display telling the story of an 18th century salvage diver, the 16th century Sandford Orleigh carvings , accounts of the lives of Notable Newtonians and the ever-popular Great Western Railway room.

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  • Teign Heritage Centre   Home to Teignmouth and Shaldon Museum

    Teign Heritage Centre Home to Teignmouth and Shaldon Museum


    Teignmouth and Shaldon are beautiful.

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  • Lynton and Barnstaple Railway

    Lynton and Barnstaple Railway


    Opening in 1898, the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway in North Devon was considered one of the world's most famous and picturesque narrow-gauge railways.

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