A Haunted Museum?

Will you meet any of our ghosts?

Over the years there have been many rumours of hauntings throughout the museum.


There has even been an article in the Totnes Times gave examples of paranormal experiences which people have seen, heard and felt during time spent in the museum.


We even regularly have paranormal groups come to the museum to investigate the supernatural goings on here.

Have you had any paranormal experiences during your visit? We would love to hear from you.



What spooks might you find?

Unusual feelings...


In the Passageway, Reception and Bennet Room people often get a feeling of seasickness or the feeling they are on the sea.

It is thought this could be related to the ship's mast around which the spiral staircase is build. 

Another theory is that this could relate to the museum being an inn for a good part of it's history and as Totnes was a port the in would have likely seen a lot of sailors pass through in it's day.



A not so friendly ghost...

There appears to be a ghost of a man in the Forehall. He is said to be imposing and can be rather unpleasant. 


Psychics have felt a presence of fear around him. Some times foul language has been noted too. Although, this has not necessarily caused the psychics to be scared themselves. 


Ghostly Cats?


The feeling of ghostly cats who have spent their nine lives have been felt pushing around people's legs of people in the Nursery, the Babbage room and even the Kitchen.



Spooky children...


The ghostly presence of children have been felt by visitors to the museum. Not resticted to one area of the musem, this takes place in the Kitchen, the Forehall and the Babbage Room.

Don't just take our word for it...

Totnes Times Article

Back in 2016 Steve Peacock wrote an article for Totnes Times which detailed many of the kinds of ghostly encounters experienced in the museum.



Take a look at the image of the article to have a read for yourself.



If you prefer read the transcribed article linked below the image.

Totnes Times Article - Transcribed.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [95.6 KB]

Visitor Experiences

Sceptical Husband

'My husband the sceptic... felt weird and uneasy in the kitchen. Personally I felt a strange sickness in my stomach, which left when we left the kitchen. The fire place felt most spooky. I'm sure this is due to stone tape theory as the fire place is from elsewhere.

Overall a very lovely and interesting place to visit.'

- N. Miles


Eery Feelings

We felt an eery feeling in the forehall and the kitchen.

- E. Chacksfield



Did you have any paranormal experiences whilst visiting?

If you have had a paranormal experience during your visit to our museum we would love to hear from you.

No experience to vague, there's no judgement held here.


You can contact us at info@totnesmuseum.org or comment below.


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Paranormal Investigation Bookings

Unfortunately, following COVID restrictions it is highly unlikely that we will be able to undertake any bookings for paranormal investigations until we are able to open to the general public once more.


Nevertheless, please feel free to contact us with enquires below, we'd still like to hear for you... 

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