Judy Westacott MBE

The late Judy Westacott was hugely important in Totnes and to the Museum - she had been a Museum Trustee and was the chair of the Museum Friends.

Totnes Town Council will be organising a Civic Service in celebration of Judy’s life which will take place at St Mary’s Church, Totnes, at 11am on Thursday 27 June 2024. Wear bright colours. No flowers please, but if you'd like to donate toThe Totnes Hospital League of Friends or The Cinnamon Trust there will be a retiring collection. Donations may also be sent to Allwood Independent Funeral Service, Station Road, Totnes, TQ9 5LF. Tel: 01803 862050.


The wake will be held directly after the funeral in the Royal Seven Stars and everyone is invited to attend and raise a plate and a glass to Judy.


The Museum will be open on Tuesday June 18th and Friday June 21st from 10.30am to 4.00pm. Come and visit our lovely Museum!

We will be open every Tuesday and Friday from 10.30 am until 4.00pm for the next few months.

More Ways to Keep Informed




More Ways to Explore Totnes History

Totnes Castle

A classic example of a motte and bailey castle a short walk from the centre of town. 


A focal point in the history of the town. Climbing to the top will reward you with a amazing view of the town and towards the river Dart. 

Totnes Guildhall

This fantastic Guildhall has stood in the centre of Totnes for nearly 1000 years. Explore this historic building and its displays telling its stories. 


St. Mary's Church

This is the beautiful church which stands in the centre of Totnes. With so much history to explore there it is another must see during your visit.


Totnes Fashion & Textiles Museum

Each year they present a new themed exhibition containing clothing of men, women and children from the 18th to the 21st century all displayed in a woderful grade I listed building, Bogan House. 

Totnes Image Bank

Based in the old Town Mill, this is a volunteer run photographic archive.


You can visit them in person or explore their truly vast catalogue online.

Totnes Guided Tours

Wish to explore Totnes and learn more about its history as you do so? You're in luck!


Totnes has wonderful dedicated tour guides telling its stories. We recommend the fantastic Kathy Alexander.

There are guide books offering walks around the area.

We recommend the  lovely 'Little Book of Walks'. Which can be found on sale in our gift shop'  

Visit Totnes has produced a rather lovely town trail which you may wish to follow. 

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