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Dawlish Museum

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Fascinating local history museum

Small, local history museum with galleries on 3 floors. There is lots to see and there are displays... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2018
lovetotravel1704
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London, United Kingdom
A very interesting hour or more

A great place to take you down memory lane lots of time has been spent putting collections and... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
mjchatterton90
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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With 11 rooms over 3 floors the museum is most famous for its display of Piper Bill Millins D-Day bagpipes. The displays in Dawlish Museum are regularly updated and depict life past and present in the town and notably tell the story of the February...more
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The Knowle Barton Terrace | Barton Terrace, Dawlish EX7 9QH, England
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Reviewed 16 December 2018

Small, local history museum with galleries on 3 floors. There is lots to see and there are displays on a variety of topics including the big storm of 2014 which damaged the railway line. There is also a small garden. The ground is step free...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lovetotravel1704
Reviewed 2 October 2018

A great place to take you down memory lane lots of time has been spent putting collections and artifacts together on many topics. Great for all ages. The guides are very knowledgable and helpfull great visit

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mjchatterton90
Andrew W, Volunteer at Dawlish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Many thanks,glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 5 September 2018

Interesting place to visit. Interesting museum. Good value for money. No photography aloud. Really good people

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Katrina D
Andrew W, Volunteer at Dawlish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Many thanks for your review.

Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is tucked away a short walk from the town centre. The family had an interesting hour walking around the different room. Lot's of interesting artefacts from days gone by. There was a quiz for the kids to do whilst going round which kept them...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Richard H
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

I visited with my 5 and 7 year-old last week, paying a total of £4 entry. They absolutely loved their time here! Amazing collections of old toys, technology and local history. To top it all off the volunteers were all helpful and really lovely. If...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Louise S
Reviewed 30 June 2018

lots of very interesting things to see,from old toys to farm tools and lots of local history. The people working there are very friendly and helpful.Entrance fee is very reasonable. Well worth a visit,you can even sit in the garden.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank pamela w
Andrew W, volunteer at Dawlish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review the Museum and we're pleased you had such a positive experience.

Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. Lots of interesting things to look at. The D Day Piper Bill Millen exhibition was quite moving.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MalcolmMcC
Andrew W, volunteer at Dawlish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Many thanks for your review.

Reviewed 14 May 2018

Great for all things past.Had a wonderful 90min looking and reading about the past. This museum has a wonderful collection of items from all walks of life and is housed in a beautiful house at the bottom of Barton Hill Car Park.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank SidneySeagull
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Having been meaning to visit the museum in Dawlish since we moved here, we spent 3 pleasant hours this afternoon leafing through photo albums, watching videos and perusing the varied exhibits. It offers a wide mix that would appeal to all the family. Definitely a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank AlliFos
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Well worth a visit if you are in the area, a lot of history is held here all about Dawlish, history from years back up to date when the storms brought the railway to a standstill. Visit and enjoy, a room dedicated to a Dawlish...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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JackJobson
21 July 2018|
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Response from Andrew W | Property representative |
The ground floor is all on the level with a few steps down to the small garden but it can be accessed via the garden gate on request. There are stairs to the first floor but a stairlift is available with a spare wheelchair... More
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Anita H
22 November 2017|
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Only assistance dogs I'm afraid.
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clarepotter98
16 February 2017|
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£2 for adults,only £1 for children and concessions plus a family ticket (2 adults 2 children) is £5 with free return as often as you like for 7 days.
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