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Totnes Elizabethan House Museum

70 Fore Street, Totnes TQ9 5RU, England
+44 1803 863821
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So much to read and view.

Very well laid out museum with so much to view. Take your time and wander around each floor... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Bath, United Kingdom
A trip into History

A preserved Elizabethan house, this houses Totnes Museum. Popular with visitors because the museum... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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The Museum has now closed for the winter. We will re-open on Tuesday 27th March 2018 at 10.00am When we look forward to welcoming you to the Museum The Totnes Elizabethan House Museum is a great way to spend a day out in Totnes, whatever the weather outside! What will you want to see? Our resident ghost? Our Elizabethan Herb garden? Our medieval kitchen? Our collection of medicines from the middle ages? Our spiral staircase made from a ship's mast? Or is it Totnes' illustrious son, Charles Babbage, who invented the first mechanical computer, whatever your interest in history is the Totnes Museum is a fascinating place to spend of few hours of your time.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
70 Fore Street, Totnes TQ9 5RU, England
+44 1803 863821
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Very well laid out museum with so much to view. Take your time and wander around each floor. very well notated and interesting.

Thank Lizbry
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

A preserved Elizabethan house, this houses Totnes Museum. Popular with visitors because the museum holds a donation policy (other museums...take note.) Three floors covering the history of Totnes from pre-Roman times to the present day. Includes a herb garden at the back and a gallery...More

Thank msinclair42
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The museum is bigger than it appears from the outside as it spreads over several floors. It is child friendly with colouring sheets available and a computer based educational activity. There's plenty to see from furniture to old toys and no admission fee, just voluntary...More

Thank Dobsons21_13
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely little Museum set on three floors. Inside of an the Elizabethan merchant's house and how life was then. This house includes some collections dating about 5000BC, as well as rooms showing the works of Charles Babbage to whom we owe the forerunner of the...More

Thank Chichi199
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We almost missed this delightful museum and this would have been a great pity. There are 3 floors filled with period furniture, fascinating items and lots of information on local history. Absolutely free to visit with donations welcomed.

Thank Teresa G
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Don't let the outside of this museum fool you! It's huge inside and full of tantalising artefacts, fascinating historical details perfect for all ages. You really feel transported into the past and it is a treat for the senses - with items to touch and...More

Thank sarahvaci
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Popped in to shelter from the rain and discovered a well presented museum with interesting information, concisely written. Great for adults, and lots of interactive activities for children, complete with dressing up area. It was amazing to be able wander through a true Elizabethan House...More

Thank Bridget J
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Wonderful Elizabethan house filled with items found locally and local history items reconstructed Pharmacy shop and good room on local Man Charles Babbage probably inventor of the computer who was a Totnes lad also on show are some early Apple BBC computers

Thank Christopher K
Reviewed 1 July 2017

This was a most unexpected find, a delightful museum in the middle of Totnes. We were welcomed by very friendly volunteers who gave us a very helpful description of the rooms and their contents and advised us of the best route to take. There are...More

Thank A M
Reviewed 25 December 2016

A small party of us spent a brilliant hour or so here. Really interesting displays, not dumbed down - although there is an interactive section for children. Many were particularly interested in the display on Charles Babbage and the computer. The house itself is a...More

Thank katemacve
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