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Teignmouth and Shaldon Museum (Teignmouth)

The Teignmouth and Shaldon Museum is an interesting attraction at the South Devon resort of Teignmouth.

It is situated in French Street, and is easily recognised from the large anchor outside the front door.

The museum tells the story of Teignmouth and its smaller neighbour Shaldon, including the local fishermen who would spend six months of the year catching cod off Newfoundland.

There is a room devoted to the exploits of Edward Pellew, a local boy who ran away to sea at 13. He rose to the rank of Admiral, and famously bombarded Algiers in 1816, thereby freeing thousands of Christian slaves.

There is also a collection of paintings by the marine artist Thomas Luny.

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