Our organisation provides educational talks and visits to local schools and institutions as well as public lectures and opportunities to visit the impressive collection of local artifacts. Teignmouth has a long history as a Devon port with a vibrant fishing and merchant sea port, its history is skillfully detailed in the museum's many interesting exhibits which include cannons from wrecked sailing boats and detailed accounts of the once thriving and nationally renowned ship building industry as well as the remains of the destruction of the town by the French in the Napoleonic wars. With pace of change in modern life, we consider it of critical importance to preserve our knowledge of the past, from our Seaside towns involvement with pirates, smugglers, foreign raiders, Newfoundland Fishermen and landed gentry.
THC engages with the local community encouraging school and other youth organisations visits which are designed specifically to meet curriculum or other objectives. Local primary schools for example visit and participate in household tasks and activities of the 50s.
We hold a number of relevant exhibitions, organise heritage trail walks, provide an archive service for academics and locals interested in digging into local or family history.