As a way to thank the town for the grant in 2023 allowing the Museum to create the Newcomen Legacy exhibition, Dartmouth Museum is hosting two open days which will be free for residents. They are on Wednesday July 10 and Thursday July 11 from 5pm to 7pm.

Museum Chair Mike Rowley said: “We would like to give residents a chance to see the new exhibitions that have transformed the Museum over the last three years.

“As an extra incentive, the model engines of the David Hulse collection will be running on both evenings, which makes the exhibition of Newcomen and his followers’ engines, even more fascinating.”

Marketing Manager Jonathan Turner, noted: “There is also a new exhibition in memory of D Day 80, which features three servicemen with Dartmouth connections who served during Operation Neptune, the invasion of Northern France, and lived to tell their stories.”