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Welcome to our Archives Page! Here you can search for any subject which may interest you. We are adding to this curated collection each month

Dartmouth is rich in history with much recorded on documents in the Museum and elsewhere. There are also many paintings, prints and supporting photographs; all are held and catalogued and are conserved in carefully controlled environmental conditions in rooms in the Butterwalk premises.

In the Museum reading rooms can be found information on family history and the story of the buildings including family houses in the town. If your interest is in World War II there are many photographs and some film of the era including the part played by the clandestine Royal Navy 15th Motor Gunboat Flotilla that delivered agents to France and rescued airmen from there. Back in the Civil War General Fairfax fighting for Parliament relieved Dartmouth of the King’s soldiers in 1646 and the Museum holds a transcript of his report on the operation.

The Triangular Trade with Newfoundland and Portugal went on for centuries and in the early 20th Century the Britannia Royal Naval College was built, to become one of the best known locations in the Country. To have been trained at Dartmouth is the proud boast of many Naval Officers from Countries across the world. Dartmouth Museum has archive documents and photographs of the development of Officer training on the River Dart from the arrival of two large sailing warships in 1863. All this and so much more is available for research and browsing by visitors and particularly by Museum members who can learn how to use the digital catalogue and find their own information.

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Bayards Cove, 1860

DA Reference: DA-A0103

File Size: 564KB

File Type: JPG

Historical photograph of Dartmouth’s iconic Bayards Cove looking towards the Fort, with seats near ladders where coal lumpers sat ready...

Royal Avenue Gardens, 1900

DA Reference: DA-A0311

File Size: 695KB

File Type: JPG

Historical photograph of Dartmouth’s Royal Avenue Gardens in 1900 with two gentlemen talking by the fountain.

WWII Veteran Interview Irving Locker

DA Reference: DA 5555

File Size: 23.7MB

File Type: Audio.mp3

A unique interview with Commander David Lingard RN (Retired), Curator of Dartmouth Museum and Staff Sergeant Irvine Locker US Army...

Busy Butterwalk, Early 1900s

DA Reference: DA-B0118

File Size: 690KB

File Type: JPG

Historical photograph of a busy scene at Dartmouth’s Butterwalk on the corner of the Quay between 1909 – 1914, showing...

South Embankment, 1930s

DA Reference: DA-A0225

File Size: 2.03MB

File Type: JPG

Historical photograph of Dartmouth’s South Embankment in the 1930s, showing Jawbones Hill in the distance.

Dartmouth Town, 1885

DA Reference: DA-A0209

File Size: 1.32MB

File Type: JPG

Historical photograph of a view of Dartmouth Town from Clarence Hill over the new South Embankment and Mayors Avenue, recently...

Sandquay Boat Yard, 1860

DA Reference: DA-A05231

File Size: 1.36MB

File Type: JPG

Historical photograph of Dartmouth’s Boat Building Yard at Sandquay in 1860.

Sea King Farewell

DA Reference: DA_712

File Size: 68.74MB

File Type: Video.mp4

We join the final 'Farewell Tour' of the Sea King Helicopter - filmed air to air as the formation fly...

Ruined Duke Street, 1943

DA Reference: DA-B01232

File Size: 2.91MB

File Type: JPG

Historical photograph of helmeted Army, Naval and Civilian personnel searching amongst the ruins for survivors in Duke Street after the...

Fairfax Place, Early 1900s

DA Reference: DA-B0501

File Size: 615KB

File Type: JPG

Historical photograph of Fairfax Place in Dartmouth looking towards the Quay between 1909 – 1914, showing a busy scene with...

Butterwalk Re-Opening, 1954

DA Reference: DA-B0133

File Size: 1.59MB

File Type: JPG

Historical photograph of the re-opening of the Butterwalk in Dartmouth on 14th April 1954, after the restoration following bomb damage...

Fairfax Place, Late 1930s

DA Reference: DA-B0503

File Size: 1.25MB

File Type: JPG

Historical photograph looking along Fairfax Place in Dartmouth from the corner of the Quay in the late 1930s.

Coombe House, 1890

DA Reference: DA-A0517

File Size: 630KB

File Type: JPG

Historical photograph of Coombe House in Dartmouth in 1890 before Britannia Royal Naval College was built on the hill above.

Duke Street, 1925

DA Reference: DA-B0116

File Size: 1.56MB

File Type: JPG

Historical photograph of Duke Street in Dartmouth looking towards the Butterwalk in 1925. All shops left were demolished by a...

Parade House, 1900

DA Reference: DA-A0321

File Size: 760KB

File Type: JPG

Historical photograph of Parade House in Dartmouth on the corner of Duke Street, beside the Butterwalk in 1900.

Regatta Preparations, Early 1900s

DA Reference: DA-A0314

File Size: 434KB

File Type: JPG

Historical photograph of the Quay in Dartmouth between 1909 – 1914 showing a merry-go-round being set up for Regatta Week,...

Regatta Trawlers’ Race, 1880

DA Reference: DA-B0802

File Size: 550KB

File Type: JPG

Historical photograph of Dartmouth Regatta Trawlers’ racing in 1880, with Bayards Cove and Southtown in the background before the South...

BRNC Fireworks

DA Reference: DA 123456

File Size: 442KB

File Type: Image.jpg

Still Image of the Firework Display at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.

Fore Street Church Clock Tower

DA Reference: DA 123456

File Size: 719KB

File Type: Image.jpg

Kingsbridge Fore Street church spire with clock tower

Lower Ferry Slipway

DA Reference: DA 123456

File Size: 766KB

File Type: Image.jpg

Lower Ferry slipway

Bayards Cove at Low Tide

DA Reference: DA 123456

File Size: 12.2MB

File Type: Image.tif

Bayards Cove painting at low tide

Mouth of the River Dart

DA Reference: DA 123456

File Size: 11.8MB

File Type: Image.jpg

Aerial image of the mouth of the River Dart.

Brown Hill Steps

DA Reference: DA 123456

File Size: 7.36MB

File Type: Image.jpg

Browns Hill Steps Circa 2018

Ruined Duke Street, 1943

DA Reference: DA-B0123A1

File Size: 2.93MB

File Type: JPG

Historical photograph of the ruined premises in Duke Street after German Bombs dropped in February 1943, showing Army, Navy and...

Kingswear Castle

DA Reference: DA 123456

File Size: 555KB

File Type: Image.jpg

Kingswear Castle on the River dart

Junckers & Hawker Hurricane

DA Reference: DA 123456

File Size: 21.7MB

File Type: Image.tif

Junckers chasing a Hawker Hurricane past the Dartmouth Castle

Exercise Tiger Tank Memorial

DA Reference: 123456

File Size: 11.7MB

File Type: Image.jpg

An American WWII Sherman Tank at the Exercise Tiger Memorial at Torcross South Devon.

Phillip & Son Boatyard

DA Reference: DA 123456

File Size: 5.39MB

File Type: Image.jpg

Aerial image of the Phillip & Son Boatyard.

Dartmouth Embankment Cannon

DA Reference: DA 123456

File Size: 5.66MB

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Cannon looking the Dartmouth Castle.

Floating Bridge Dartmouth

DA Reference: DA 123456

File Size: 1.50MB

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The floating bridge with cars disembarking on the Dartmouth side Circa 1950

Warfleet

Main Catalogue ID: DM PP4-Example-123

DA Reference: DA 123456

File Size: 18.1MB

File Type: Image.jpg

Aerial image of Warfleet looking towards Britannia Royal Naval College.

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