An image of the front of Totnes Museum looking up the Fore Street towards Eastgate Gorgeous on the outside. Fascinating on the inside.

Totnes Museum & Elizabethan House

This week, Totnes Museum will be open on Tuesday July 23rd and Friday July 26th from 10.30am until 4pm. 


Do come and have a look round!


We are looking for volunteers to help us open our lovely museum more often. 


If you'd like to be involved and play an active role, please come along on  Tuesday or Friday and talk to one of us. We'd love to welcome you to our band of volunteers!



Admission is free, but we are dependent on donations.

Please give what you can afford.


Get in touch with us by emailing


An image of the front of Totnes Archive from the garden Archives in the calm of the herb garden

Totnes Archive

Totnes Archive is now open on Fridays from 10.30 am until 2pm for the 2024 season. 

Looking to do some historical research of your own? Want to know more about the history of Totnes, your home or your family? 


The Totnes Archive is a fantastic place to investigate all manner of fascinating subjects. Make the most of our great reference library, photograph collection and wide range of historic documents.


To find out more follow the link below...


An image of Totnes Museum's garden looking back towards the museum 449 years of peace

Visit our Garden

Hidden away behind the Museum is our really lovely Garden. Reminiscent for herb gardens of the Elizabethan period, this is a wonderful space to take a break or step away from town’s bustle.


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


Volunteer at Totnes Museum

Love Totnes? Enjoy heritage and history? Want experience in museums and heritage? 


Totnes Museum is a charitable trust and  without the help of our volunteers we can't open to the public.


Can you help?


There is something for everyone, from welcoming visitors as they come in to sterwarding, planning exhibitions and working with our collection to filing. Even cleaning!


If you wish to find out more about how you can help please email us at:


An image of a group of members of the Friends of Totnes Museum smiling at the camera. Friends of all ages support a unique experience

Friends of Totnes Museum

The Friends of Totnes Museum were set up with the primary aim to support and raise money for the Totnes Museum Trust.


Membership includes free use of Totnes Archive, special events and talks.


Membership fees go to directly supporting Totnes Museum.


If you would like to become a friend you can find out more by emailing us at:


A graphic of a piggy bank receiving a donation With 100% volunteers we still need £10,000 every year just to survive.


Donations from visitors and shop sales are what keeps the museum going! There is no charge to visit the museum, but we receive no external funding.

Please give what you can.

All donations are greatly appreciated and if you've enjoyed your visit, please mention us on TripAdvisor.


Your support is vital for us to stay open to tell the story of Totnes to those who visit us.


Totnes Museum is run by the charity, Totnes Museum Trust, whose charity number is 1191791.


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