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Teign Heritage Centre Home to Teignmouth and Shaldon Museum

Teignmouth and Shaldon are beautiful. They are not, however, just pretty places! Products of a turbulent past and the strivings of succeeding generations, Teignmouth and Shaldon have colourful and absorbing stories to tell.

The stories are told in the Museum, what happened, when and who the players were. About the sea and the land, of war and of peace, of interactions with far-off places and the development of domestic industries. It tells of heroes who shaped the history of the area, of Pellew, Brunel and Luny and of its people whose legacy is ours to enjoy. The Morgan Giles Shipyard which employed hundreds of skilled men and was so important to Teignmouth before, during and after WWII.

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  • Church Rocks Wreck

    What a find for a young lad snorkelling off the Teignmouth Beach. He did manage to pinpoint the position of his "treasure" so that he could tell his Dad and get help to bring the wonderful artefacts to the surface. Well done Simon Burton. Come to the Museum - see some larger finds

  • Brunel and his Atmospheric Railway

    Isambard Kingdom Brunel was one of Britain's greatest engineers during the Industrial Revolution. He built some of the world's finest bridges, tunnels, ships and railways. We still have many lasting monuments to his talents. Read more in the Museum's Monograph on sale in our shop

  • Victorian Bathing Machine

    At the Museum we have a conserved and restored bathing machine of the Victorian era. At that time in Teignmouth the ladies and gentlemen were separated on the beach by the pier. The bathing machines were moved and tended by bathing attendants. Jane Rice was one such.

  • Teignmouth Lifeboats

    A name which, for more than 175 years, has been synonymous with rescues and the preservation of life at sea, is that of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, but it has not always been so in Teignnmouth... Read more of the stories in our Monographs on sale at the Museum

  • Haldon Aerodrome

    Any account of the flying activities at Teignmouth's Haldon Aerodrome would be incomplete without first examining the background of its far-sighted and ingenious founder, William Richard Parkhouse...... See the fabulous cup on show and read more in our Monographs at the Museum.

Admission & prices

The Museum's opening times are available at https://www.teignheritage.org.uk/

Please ring or email for an appointment to view the Museum on another day.

Admission to the Museum:

Adults (Includes free entry for one year) £5
Children under 16 (must be accompanied by an adult) Free
Companions accompanying disabled visitors Free
Concessions: students with a valid ID £3
Members and National Art Pass Holders Free

Find us

Situated opposite Teignmouth Railway Station and within level walking distance of Teignmouth town centre.

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  • Toilets On-Site
  • Wheelchair access
  • Childrens activities
  • Gift Shop

Disabled access to all floors.
We have a roof terrace where you can sit and relax - weather permitting!
We have a small shop and coffee area.

Teignmouth & Shaldon Museum, housed in an 18th century merchants house, first opened in July 1978.
After many years of fundraising and with assistance from numerous people and organisations an extension was added to the original building,and the Teign Heritage Centre opened its doors to the public on 28th May 2011.
The Centre offers local residents and visitors the opportunity to explore the fascinating heritage of the area, as well as attend events, concerts and workshops.
The eye-catching building boasts impressive new visitor facilities and is fully accessible. The Teign Heritage Centre consists of two wonderful permanent galleries which have been carefully designed to appeal to both adults and children. The Centre also houses a roof terrace, a large meeting and events space, the Teign Room, a lovely gift shop and a dedicated research area and archive room.

Teign Heritage Centre
Teignmouth & Shaldon Museum
29 French Street
TQ14 8ST

T: 01626 777041
E: info@teignheritage.org.uk

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Teign Heritage Centre
Teignmouth & Shaldon Museum
29 French Street

Teignmouth, DEVON TQ14 8ST