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The Friends of Totnes Elizabethan Museum was set up many years ago with the primary aim to support and raise money for the Totnes Museum Trust.

Members are entitled to free entry to the museum during the season on production of their membership card, and also free use of the Totnes Archive situated to the rear of the museum.


Come to our new look, improved talks and events for 2017/8 with high calibre speakers and seasonal celebrations!  


As always they will be on second Thursdays of the month, Check them out below:


AGM and Autumn Talk

Date :Thursday 12th October 2017 at 7.30
Venue : Seven Stars Hotel Ballroom, Fore Street, Totnes
Speaker : Dr Todd Gray, Devon Historian, and writer

The fire in Exeter's Cathedral Close in 2016 brought into sharp relief the importance of the surviving ancient buildings in the city.  It has given rise to an extraordinary public interest which has resulted in a number of research projects into Exeter's built heritage.  Dr Gray will outline the events of the fire, the aftermath and current lines of research 

Entrance   :  £3 members, £5 non-members


January New Year Party

Date : Thursday 11th January 2017 at 2.30pm
Venue : Totnes Museum, the Victorian Nursery, 70 Fore Street, Totnes

Get an exclusive inside look at the Museum's winter preparations, see what goes on behind the scenes; learn about our ghosts from our resident expert - Kathy. All followed by a scrumptious afternoon tea.


Entrance : £1.50 members, £3 non-members
Spring Talk and Concert

Date : Thursday 8th March 2018 at 7.30
Venue : Seven Stars Hotel Ballroom, Fore Street, Totnes
Speaker : Dr Ian Mortimer

The 'Friends' have joined up with Totnes Early Music Society to bring you a double dose of the Restoration.  Distinguished historian Dr Ian Mortimer will take you on an alphabetical trip through the Restoration period, the subject of his latest book in his popular Time Traveller series.

Entrance   :  £3 members and TEMS members, £5 non-members


Subject : Music of the Restoration


Date : Saturday 10th March 2018 at 7.30 
Venue : St Mary's Church
Performers : Passamezzo

Totnes Early Music Society introduces an evening of music, words, and song from Restoration England.  After years of civil war and an Interregnum, Charles II has ascended the throne. Accounts of the period come from Pepys, Evelyn and anonymous ballads describing momentous events, including the Great Fire of 1666 and Frost Fair in 1683. With theatre songs, tavern rounds, dance music and solos for the viol and cittern, and music by Wilson, Lawes, Locke, and Purcell, plus pieces from Playford. Passamezzo gave a hugely enjoyable concert in Totnes in 2012 and this is a welcome return.

Entrance   :  £7 Members (special price for FoTM), £14 non-members


May Outdoor Event

Date : Thursday 10th May 2018
Venue : TBA
Event : We are currently negotiating a couple of possible outings.  Watch this space!


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