Totnes Museum News

Totnes Museum and Archive Reopening Update



All at Totnes Museum and Archive are delighted to announce the re-opening of the museum on Friday June 11th!


Initial access is limited to the ground floor but we hope to have good news soon on re-opening of more galleries later this month.


Watch this space for further updates!

Best wishes,
Totnes Museum & Archive


Totnes Museum and Archive Coronavirus Closure Update


All at Totnes Museum & Archive are looking forward to soon welcoming you back to the museum for the first time since we closed in October 2019.
Due to the nature of being an Elizabethan Merchant's House the building was not designed with social distancing capacity in mind and in the interests of protecting both our visitors and volunteers we do not feel it is anyone's interest in taking risks just when things are improving.
We have decided to take further steps to protect all concerned prior to re-opening but please keep an eye on our website and social media as we hope to confirm our new re-opening date very soon.
Re-opening will be a phased process this summer beginning with just the ground floor galleries followed by the upper floors at a later date.
Our Archives are continuing to answer local and family history enquiries in addition to offering family history research for £7.50 an hour. If you have any enquiries for them please contact or via the website.

Best wishes,
Totnes Museum & Archive

Most Recent Newsletter


Looking to keep even more up to date with goings on at Totnes Museum?

Below is a copy of our most recent volunteer newsletter, why not give it a read?

Totnes Museum Volunteer Newsletter - March 2021
Newsletter March 2021.pdf
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Become a Trustee

Totnes Museum's Statement of Purpose

We aim to celebrate the people and town of Totnes – its stories, lives, objects, history and future – and to inspire, understand and learn about our place in the world


We are looking for trustees to join our friendly and dedicated Board, to help oversee the management of Totnes Museum and be involved in shaping the future of the museum, to ensure that we can continue to be a thriving venue for visitors and the local community for the next fifty years and beyond.


We welcome applications from people with a wide range of skills and experience; if you are interested in a trustee role and feel that you have different skills to contribute, please apply.


There is no deadline for applications at present, but please be aware that due to the current circumstances, it may take longer than usual to process applications. We will acknowledge receipt of your application.


For further information or to discuss the roles, please email with your contact details and one of the Museum’s trustees will contact you.


If you do not feel the role of trustee is for you but wish to be involved in Totnes Museum in another capacity, please contact us at the above email address. There are many volunteer roles within the Museum, such as collections volunteer, exhibitions volunteer, researcher and many more.

Trustee Poster Advert 2020-21.pdf
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Volunteer at Totnes Museum

be a part of our wonderful team


It is an exciting time to become a volunteer at Totnes Museum. Our volunteers are at the heart of everything we do, and their value is immeasurable. You will be joining our thriving and dedicated team of volunteers who help make Totnes Museum the success it is today. There is a role to suit everyone, with opportunities in collections management, public engagement, visitor services, exhibitions and more. We are flexible with the time you can commit and will provide full training.


Our volunteers give their time for many different reasons; some are passionate about history and heritage, some use the skills they gain with us as a stepping-stone to paid employment, some want to meet people and make new friends. Whatever your reason for volunteering, we can help you to fulfil your personal goals whilst you help us sustain your local community museum.


If you would like more information about volunteering at Totnes Museum, please email and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can call us on 01722 332151. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Volunteer Poster Advert 2020-21.pdf
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Totnes Museum Volunteer Newsletter - December 2020
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Totnes Museum Volunteer Newsletter - May 2020
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Totnes Museum Volunteer Newsletter - October 2019
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Totnes Museum Volunteer Newsletter - July 2019
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