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The RNLI Exhibition ‘Hope In the Great War’ is at the Teign Heritage Centre in Teignmouth until the 10 June 2017.  We are very excited that we are the only venue in Devon to be hosting this national exhibition which is touring the UK during the four year period from 2014 until 2018.

It tells the story of six heroic rescues carried out by lifeboat crews around Britain during the period of the First World War 1914-1918 and honours the bravery of the RNLI volunteers who risked their lives to save others.One of the stories features the saving of 20 lives from the tanker Ponus by the Falmouth lifeboat crew and servicemen. The Ponus went aground in November 1916 and was driven ashore near Pendennis Point. One of the features of the exhibition is a story quilt, aimed at the under fives, made by Falmouth Lighthouse Quilters The family friendly exhibition, made possible by Arts Council England, also has a giant jigsaw puzzle, film and audio clips and interactive displays.

Our researchers at Teign Heritage have been gathering information for the display about two local wrecks from 1917. The Galicia, which sank off the coast of Teignmouth after being struck by a mine, and the Peronne, torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine. There will also be a display about our own Teignmouth lifeboat during the war years, the Alfred Staniforth.

Admission to the museum costs £2.20 and is free for children. There is no added charge for the RNLI exhibition but donations to the RNLI are welcome.

For more information on the ‘Hope In the Great War’ Exhibition please go to www.rnli.org


Lifeboat crew

Crew of the Alfred Staniforth from the Teign Heritage Archive



Not open Sundays or Mondays

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
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“The Newfoundland Connection”

  • This Exhibition told the story of 300 years from the discovery of Newfoundland by South West explorers and the development of the cod fishery.  It showed how important it was to men and women from Teignmouth and Shaldon, giving details of local families and showing photos of life in Newfoundland.

Tuesday 18 July to Sunday 10 September – Exhibition:

“Three centuries of Teignmouth in pictures”

  • This exhibition is a time-line of scenes around Teignmouth.  19th century prints were produced for visitors to buy as souvenirs.  Later, photographs were a record of life and work in the town – local streets, shops and traders.  Contemporary photos by Tony Wilson and Paul Warner are featured.

Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 September

Heritage Open Days (part of the National Heritage Open Days event)

The Museum tells the story of Teignmouth and Shaldon through the Centuries, showing how the settlements grew, how they were affected by national events and how local people lived and worked.  There are two main galleries,the Sea Gallery and the Shore Gallery, plenty to see and activities for children.

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: 07891807726)
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: 07891807726
7.00pm-9.00pmChen-Style Tai Chi: Simon Fowler   07724139846


9.30am-12.15pmYoga (2 sessions) (Jan Hockley): 07779784409)
5.00pm – 6.30pm“Stepping Out” Dance Class : (Anna Leatherdale 01626 773003)
8.00pm-10.00pmWomen’s Wellbeing Circle (currently fully subscribed)


9.30am-10.30amPilates (Wendy Blackburn): 07973321971
10.45am-12.00pmYoga for beginners: Jan Hockley www.janethockley.co.uk  07779784409)
6.00pm -7.00pmAerobics (Carole-Anne Barr: 07891807726)
7.15pm-8.15pmZumba (Carole-Anne Barr: 07891807726)


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)

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