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Totnes Elizabethan House & Museum

What will you want to see? Our amazing medieval kitchen? Our resident ghost? 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, the Totnes Elizabethan House & Museum is a fascinating place to spend of few hours of your time.

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.



 Opening Times 

Totnes Museum


We are currently closed for the winter season
and will reopen again in the Spring.

Free Admission - Donations appreciated!


Totnes Archives

Open 10.30 to 4.00 p.m. Thursday and Friday 
Please email us for further information. 

Use of resources - £1.25 per hour

Research service - £7.50/hour.

Membership of Totnes Museum Society includes free use



Groups and School Bookings


Welcome by prior arrangement 

The museum is self guided but a guide may be available at additional cost
Groups £1 per person


Groups can still visit the Museum in the closed season by prior arrangement, please email info@totnesmuseum.org

Friends of The Totnes Museum

Become a friend of the Totnes Museum. The Museum is a charity and can only run by the support of its Volunteers and Friends. If you would like to become a friend of the Museum you can find out more here.



School visits!

Visiting school groups are particularly welcome at the Totnes Elizabethan House & Museum. We can provide a volunteer to act as your guide to show the children around our museum. If you are a teacher and would like to organise a school visit please click the button for more details. 


Have you seen our Ghost?

There are rumours that the museum might be haunted!
A recent article in the Totnes Times gave examples of experiences that people who had been to the Museum had witnessed, which include those who have been brushed up against by our invisible cat, to the rather imposing, well dressed spirit in the fore hall...

Are you brave enough to step over the threshold?


Rate us on Trip Advisor

The Totnes Elizabethan House & Museum relies on visitor numbers to generate the income it needs for the upkeep of the museum. If you have enjoyed you visit please take the time to review us on Trip Advisor to help persuade others to visit too. Click here to review us!


Visit our Herb Garden

To the rear of the museum, we grow our own Elizabethan Herbs; parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme amongst others. Why not pick up one of our recipe leaflets with a sprig or two, and try our medieval recipes in your own kitchen!


News from the Totnes Museum

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


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