Dawlish Museum Dawlish Museum

Dawlish Museum

Barton Terrace, Dawlish, EX7 9QH, United Kingdom | 01626 888557 | Website

Venue Description

With 11 rooms over 3 floors the Museum is famous for its display of Piper Bill Millins' D-Day bagpipes. Packed with artefacts. 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 storm of 2014 which severely damaged the railway line. A vast archive of 100's of rare historical photographs can be seen in album form or on the PC. Children as well as adults are well catered for and there are many fun activities just for them,such as dressing up outfits,brass rubbing and the new cygnet trail.The museum is disability friendly with lots of rooms on the ground floor to visit with wheelchair access and easy access to toilet facilities.


There is a stair-lift to the second floor and a folding wheelchair available for visitors to use for that floor. A ramp has been fitted to allow access to the Storm Room and there are seats available throughout the museum. There are a few steps down to the small courtyard garden outside but the side gate can be opened upon request to allow easier access. Wide access toilet facility available on ground floor.

Awards List

Accredited Museum.


Toilet and wash facility on the ground floor with wide door access, tap lever and toilet grab rail


Although all stewards are volunteers and not specifically disability trained they are happy to help in any way they can and are trained to use the stair-lift to the second floor.

COVID Precautions

Information about COVID precautions has not been added for this venue.

Assistance dog facilities

Assistance dog exercise facilities

There is a play park a very short distance from the museum ,past the Barton surgery and hospital ,where dogs can be let off the lead etc

Other assistance dog facilities

Assistance dogs are welcome and water available upon request.

The venue says it has...

  • Carer Discount
  • Disabled Access

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