What's On

 Wednesday 1 March – Museum opens for 2017 season.

  • We are open Tuesday – Saturday 10.00 am – 4.30 pm March and October
  • 10.00 am – 5.00 pm April to September
  • Closed Sundays and Mondays


As our summer exhibitions close, they are replaced by new exhibitions and events. This September will see our fourth Great War exhibition, commemorating The Involvement of Teignmouth and Shaldon in the Great War during 1917. This exhibition will open on 16th September.





A project to bring contemporary artists into eight museums in Somerset and Devon has been awarded more than £80,000 by Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund. Muse: Makers in Museums is led by the South West Heritage Trust in partnership with Devon Guild of Craftsmen and Somerset Art Works. It is supporting the museums to engage exciting contemporary artists from the local area, as well as from further afield. Working with local communities they will create contemporary works inspired by the museum collections. The artworks will go on public display at the museums during Devon Open Studios (9 to 24 September) and Somerset Art Weeks (23 September to 8 October)

Pics show work in progress by Jacky Oliver at Teign Heritage Centre

Archivists Janet Carman, Hilary Kingston and Liz Rees have selected photos from our collection showing Teignmouth Town Centre over the last 3 centuries. Tony Wilson and Stewart Henchie have worked on digitising the photos and improving their visual quality. Tony, as a well-known member of Dawlish and Teignmouth Camera Club, has made his own photo record of the same areas in the present day which will be shown alongside the archive photos.
The streets and areas of the town that have been chosen for the exhibition are The Triangle and Regent Street, Station Road and the Den. All of these areas have seen changes in the shops, street furniture and buildings of interest, such as the Riviera and the Pavilions. The archivists have tracked the names of the shopkeepers and their owners over time as far as our archives allow.
 We hope residents and visitors alike will enjoy looking at these photos of our town and noticing the changes over the years from the prints of the early Victorians to the digital photos of the present day.


Saturday 16 September to Saturday 28 October – Exhibition:

“Teignmouth and Shaldon in World War 1 1917”

  • This exhibition continues the stories of individual men and women from Teignmouth and Shaldon who took part in the Great War and lost their lives or were wounded in 1917.  In particular the role of women and the local hospital will be featured.









The Trail was started in 2005 by the Teignmouth Folk Festival with boards at points of interest round the town for residents and visitors to read. This proved very popular, and it was extended to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year in 2012 and again in 2014. Taking advantage of new technology, the Trail now incorporates a website which can be accessed by Smartphone. There are also Talking Pens using microdot technology which allow users to access the trail information if they have sight problems. The Trail starts at the Museum and the Talking Pens are available there to pick up from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10am. There is a deposit to be paid for taking the Talking Pens out of the Museum.


The Teign Room is available for hire to local community groups and businesses. All enquiries to info@teignheritage.org.uk or 01626 777041




If you would like to participate in any of these events please contact the organiser on the number provided below …..


5.00pm-5.45pmLow impact aerobics (Carole-Anne Barr) 07472059428
7.00pm-8.00pmTeignmouth Karate Club (Mike Cheesley) 07905560705


8.45am-12.15pmPilates  (3 sessions) (Wendy Blackburn: 07815489797)
2.00pm-3.00pmPilates (Wendy Blackburn: 07815489797)
5.00pm-7.00pmFitsteps (2 sessions) : (Carole-Anne Barr) 07472059428


9.30am-12.15pmYoga (2 sessions) (Jan Hockley 07779784409)


9.30am-10.30amPilates (Wendy Blackburn): 07815489797
10.45am-12.00pmYoga for beginners: Jan Hockley www.janethockley.co.uk  07779784409)
6.00pm -7.00pmAerobics (Carole-Anne Barr) 07472059428
7.15pm-8.15pmZumba (Carole-Anne Barr) 07472059428


10.00am-11.15amPilates and Relaxation (Beth Stevens: 07773367455)
7.00pm-9.00pmTeignmouth Art Society meeting fortnightly – not in Summer (visit the website for membership: www.teignmouthartsociety.com)


9.30am-10.30amPilates and Relaxation (Beth Stevens: 07773367455)

If you would like to participate in any of these events please contact the organiser on the numbers provided.