Teignmouth & Shaldon Museum: Teign Heritage

Teignmouth & Shaldon Museum: Teign Heritage

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Ship or maritime heritage site in Devon

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Teignmouth & Shaldon Museum: Teign Heritage houses a small local history collection of artefacts and information, mainly about the sea. The newly designed galleries feature marine paintings, early prints, items from a sixteenth-century wreck, including cannon, and a Victorian bathing machine. The Museum has been extended and refurbished so that the collection is shown to great advantage. The new part of the building is architecturally stunning, as it incorporates a lighthouse tower and large foyer with an eighteenth-century building. The two most important paintings are a Thomas Lawrence portrait of Admiral Sir Edward Pellew, a local naval hero of the Napoleonic wars, and a marine landscape showing the beach and Ness at Teignmouth by Thomas Luny, who lived locally. Other artworks include some paintings of local sailing ships, many early prints of the area and sketches by John Nixon of the same period as Luny. All the paintings and prints in the collection relate in some way to the history of the locality, the towns of Teignmouth and Shaldon and the landscape at the mouth of the River Teign. From the end of the eighteenth century until today, visitors have been coming to the area as tourists. Initially it was a fashionable resort and retirement location for wealthy people and then, with the coming of the railway in 1846, middle and working class people were able to come and enjoy a seaside holiday in Teignmouth or Shaldon.

29 French Street, Teignmouth, Devon TQ14 8ST England

01626 777041

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