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Totnes Elizabethan House & Museum

What might you want to see? Our amazing Elizabethan kitchen? Our spiral staircase made from a ship's mast? Or is it Totnes' illustrious son, Charles Babbage, who invented the first mechanical computer? or even our resident ghosts?  

Whatever your interest in history, Totnes Museum is a fascinating place to come spend of few hours feeding your curiosity.


Totnes Archives

Tracing your family tree? Wanting to find out more about an ancient house?


The Totnes Archives are a fascinating place to investigate the History of Totnes, come and have a leaf through our great reference libraries and ancient documents.


Museum & Archive are Reopening

All at Totnes Museum and Archive are delighted to announce the re-opening of the museum on Friday June 11th!


Initial access is limited to the ground floor but we hope to have good news soon on re-opening of more galleries later this month.


Watch this space for further updates!

Best wishes,
Totnes Museum & Archive

Visit our Garden

To the rear of the museum, we have a most amazing garden. Here we grow our own Elizabethan Herbs; parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme amongst others.


Tended by the wonderful volunteers from Totnes Gardens, this is a fantastic place to come and enjoy nature.

News from Totnes Museum

Catch up with our latest news, we regularly host interesting talks and put on events at the Museum. 


Latest News:
- Museum & Archive Closure in response to COVID-19
- Trustee
 & Volunteer opportunities
- Recent Volunteer Newsletters

Friends of Totnes Museum

Become a friend of Totnes Museum. The Museum is a charity which finds support of its Volunteers and Friends vital.


If you would like to become a friend of the Museum you can find out more here.


Volunteering at Totnes Museum

Enjoy heritage and history? Want experience in museums? If so, you can help.


Totnes Museum is a charitable trust and it could not operate without the help of our volunteers.


When we re-open we would like to be able to do so to the best of our ability. So we are eagerly looking for new volunteers to help us meet this goal and help develop the museum even further moving forward.



We do not charge entry to the museum and are reliant on your support and donations to stay open to tell the story of Totnes to future visitors.


All donations, big or small, are greatly appreciated.




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