Teignmouth museum reopens as heritage centre

Teign Heritage Centre
Image caption The centre has new research and archive facilities

A museum in south Devon has reopened and been renamed after a restoration project by volunteers that has taken nearly 10 years to complete.

A £1m rebuild has seen the Teignmouth and Shaldon Museum become the Teign Heritage Centre.

Facilities in the French Street centre, in Teignmouth, include a roof terrace, plus meetings and events space, organisers said.

It also has a dedicated research area and new storage for archive material.

The centre, the planning for which began in 2002, is on the site of the former museum, but exhibits are on display in new, modern surroundings.

New equipment, including audio and video displays, also offered more information about the history of the objects and the surrounding area, managers said.

Despite the length of time it had take for the work to be completed, Colin Trigger, chairman of Teign Heritage, said it was a "very enjoyable and historic reopening".

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