What's On

The Museum is open for the 2018 season.

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




Our latest exhibition features the local heroes from The Great War 1914-1918 leading up to the centenary of the Armistice on 11.11.18.

Funded by a National Lottery Grant of £10,000 for the Great War Centennary Project, this latest exhibition brings together the stories of the men and women from Teignmouth and Shaldon who fought in the Great War alongside those that fought their own battles on the home front.

The project enables the Museum to preserve the memories and heritage of local people who lived at that time. Photographs, news clippings, documents, letters and photos of keepsakes from local people all help to build a clear picture of what life at that time was really like.

This exhibition is the culmination of 5 years of hard work by the researchers and archivists. Special thanks go to Heather Roche and to Lin for pulling it all together.


Alongside the main exhibition, local artist Derek Finch is displaying some of his works of art, illustrating and interpreting the Great War period in an exhibition entitled Creative Apocalypse.




We also have two free public lectures coming up in the Teign Room, on the 22nd September and 13th October, 11am – 12 noon, when Kristina Bieganski will outline Derek’s work and his interpretation of the art, poetry and writing of the Great War.

Some of Dereks work is below;


















Running alongside the World War 1 Exhibition we have a new Creative Writing Competition!

Open to all, we’re asking you to write a short story, letter or diary entry inspired by World War One — you can see our exhibit up at the museum now for ideas!

Perhaps you could write about a nurse’s experiences on the front line, a soldier’s letter home to his family, or the diary of a younger sibling left at home. Whatever gives you inspiration!

This competition is open to ALL AGES, and we will be judging in age categories: 11 and under; 12-17; 18 and over. and there will be a prize for the best entry in each category!

We will be judging on literary flair, historical accuracy, and creative presentation. As a guideline your entry should be about 150 words long, but you can go over or under that. It’s however long you need to tell the story!

Entries should be written in English for the majority or all of it. You may enter as many times as you like—but there’s only one prize per category. All work must be original, though you of course may use pieces of historical records to inspire you!

Entries must be received by midnight on the 9th November. Late entries cannot be accepted. You can hand in an entry to our reception at any point when we’re open, or email it to info@teignheritage.org.uk with the subject line ‘Writing Competition Entry’. Please include your name, age and someway we can contact you.

Winners will be contacted on the 10th November, and prizes will be given on 11th November.

We reserve the right to use entries for publication, display  or promotional purposes. Individuals will be contacted in the event of their entry being selected for publication.

Good luck!



There will be another in our successful series of Craft Fairs, this time on Saturday 20th October 10am – 4pm. why dont you come along to browse a range of beautiful handmade crafts made by local artists!

Admission is free, and tea, coffee, and delicious cakes will be served throughout the day.

For more information please contact info@teignheritage.org.uk or call 01626 777041.

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





Also on October 20th, we are pleased to announce a Free Lecture at The Riviera (now Mars Hill, on The Den in Teignmouth). This is an afternoon lecture, open to all.

Dr. Julia Neville, the renowned local historian, will be talking about Women’s Suffrage in and around Exeter. This will be a public lecture and entry is free. The lecture will commence at 2:30pm.







On Monday 22nd October we are pleased to welcome the Rebellious Sounds Archive, A Listening Booth Tour to Teign Heritage.

You can come and hear the stories from across the South West in the listening booth exhibition of the Rebellious Sounds Archive of Womens Activism!

The listening booth will be in the foyer for 10 days and there will be opportunity for people to record their own story on Wednesday 24th October (1pm – 5pm) and Friday 2nd November 10am – 1pm.










Finally in October, we will hold a Big Pink Coffee Morning here at Teign Heritage in aid of Breast Cancer Care.

This will take place from 10:00am on Tuesday 23rd October.

We are looking for donations of cakes and biscuits, please bring them along on the day.

There will be competitions and quizzes and a raffle, so please come along and support this great cause.







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


5.00pm-6.00pmLow impact aerobics (Carole-Anne Barr) 07472 059428
6.15pm-7.15pmExercise class (Kirsten Dolby) 07703 137253
7.30pm-8.30pmTeignmouth Shotokan Karate Club (Mike Cheesley) 07905560705


9.15am-12.15pmPilates  (3 sessions) (Wendy Blackburn: 07815 489797)
2.00pm-3.00pmPilates (Wendy Blackburn) 07815 489797
5.00pm-7.00pmFitsteps (2 sessions) (Carole-Anne Barr) 07472 059428


9.30am-12.15pmYoga (2 sessions) (Jan Hockley) 07779 784409
8.00pm-10.00pmMorris Dancing (Amanda Veal) 01626 77540


9.30am-10.30amPilates (Wendy Blackburn) 07815 489797
6.00pm -7.00pmAerobics (Carole-Anne Barr) 07472 059428
7.00pm-8.00pmZumba (Carole-Anne Barr) 07472 059428


10.00am-11.15amPilates and Relaxation (Beth Stevens) 07773 367455)

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

Teignmouth Town Heritage Trail

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 Audio Guides using microdot technology which allow users to access the trail information if they have sight problems. The Trail starts at the Museum and the Audio Guides are available there to pick up from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10am. There is a deposit to be paid for taking the Audio Guides out of the Museum.