The Ground Floor

The Reception

This area would have originally been the merchant's shop, currently it acts as the Reception and Giftshop.

 

You will be hard pressed to miss our fantastic loom on display here in addition to our rather wonderful turret clock and bells.

 

 

Bennett Room

In the Bennett room you will find a wider range of dispay cases exploring various aspects of the history of Totnes. From the town's relationship with the River Dart, to local industries, to how life has developed in the area. No matter your interests there will be something for you.

 

On permenant display is the very special Lee Ring, from which the Museum taks it's logo. This ring also has a twin which can be found in the V&A in London. 

Another permenant display are early coins minted in Totnes over a 1,000 years ago!

 

The Passageway

In the passageway there is an display of photographs with the kind permission of Totnes Image Bank which show the development of the town's commercial river traffic from when Totnes was just a settlement by a ford crossing the River Dart.

 

Additionally, there are some rather fantastic examples of old port toll boards on display too.

 

Unfortunately, due to Covid restrictions we have had to cut this area of the groundfloor off for now.

 

 

The Kitchen

Throughout the kitchen there are various objects which reflect how the room might have functioned in the past.

 

You will also see display cases in the Stillroom, next to the Kitchen.

One displaying a range of historic examples of some of the local produce of Totnes, from ciders to toffees.

The other case displays a range of travel drinking vessels showing how they have changed over the centuries.

 

 

Totnes Museum,

70 Fore Street,

Totnes,

Devon,

TQ9  5RU

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