Teign Heritage, Teignmouth and Shaldon Museum

Teign Heritage, 29 French Street, Teignmouth, Devon, TQ14 8ST

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Teign Heritage Centre
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Teignmouth's landmark building contains a range of interesting exhibits in two wonderful new permanent galleries, which have been carefully designed to appeal to both adults and children.

The Teign Heritage Centre offers visitors and local residents the opportunity to explore the fascinating heritage of the area as well as attend events, concerts and workshops. The eye-catching Centre also boasts impressive new visitor facilities, a roof terrace, a large meeting and events space, a shop, a dedicated research area and new archive storage.


Centre Stage
As visitors enter the Centre they will first notice the restored Victorian Bathing Machine. Past the old pier slot machines, the ground floor ‘Sea Gallery’ looks at Shaldon and Teignmouth’s ties to the sea.

Nautical Highlights
The Sea Gallery features the remains of a 16th century Venetian vessel (the Church Rocks Wreck), which was originally found by young lad Simon Burton while diving off the beach at Teignmouth in 1975. This fascinating collection includes a cannon, a swivel gun, original ship’s timbers, and several cannonballs.

Pellew and Crowhurst
This gallery is home to the Admiral Pellew collection (the inspiration for C. S. Forester’s Hornblower character) and his flag from the Battle of Algiers (1816). The story is also told of Donald Crowhurst’s ill-fated attempt at the 1968 Golden Globe Yacht Race when he mysteriously disappeared.

A fashionable seaside resort
Up the spiral ‘lighthouse’ stairs, is the ‘Shore Gallery’, which tells of the coming of the railway and the growth of the area as a seaside resort. Then onto the roof terrace to look over the rooftops of Teignmouth.

That’s the way to do it!
Visitors will be able to step back in time into a Victorian Bathing Machine, feel the weight of a cannon ball, play on original pier machines and have a go at being a puppeteer in a Punch n’ Judy booth.

Guide Prices

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

Opening Times

* Please see https://www.teignheritage.org.uk/ for opening times



  • Accept Children over 7


  • Easy access from main roads/good public transport links
  • Facilities for Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Handrail by steps
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Coffee, Tea, and biscuits are available to buy, the best value in Teignmouth.

Children & Infants

  • Accept Children Over 3

Establishment Features

  • Bristol Pound Accepted
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Shop
  • Tea / Coffee Shop

Key Features

  • Families
  • Groups
  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times

Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route
  • Within 1 Mile of a Train Station

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Cash & Cheque accepted
  • Contactless payment accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • French printed material

Specialist Features

  • Marketed towards families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Travel & Trade

  • Groups Welcome

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted



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