Totnes Elizabethan House Museum

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The Totnes Elizabethan House Museum collection is contained in a magnificent Tudor house, built in 1575. There are 13 rooms on three floors covering over 5000 years of history from Totnes and District. It features a room dedicated to Victorian computer inventor Charles Babbage, a superb parlour/bedroom, a Tudor Kitchen, and a hands-on Victorian Nursery. In addition there is a Courtyard and Tudor herb garden to explore. The museum is also home to an Archive (Study Centre) containing maps, wills, deeds and other historical documents to assist researchers and family history devotees. The entire record of the local newspaper, Totnes Times, since 1860 is available on microfiche and there are printing and photocopying facilities available. The Study Centre is also an outpost of the Devon Records Office.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Open 1st April – 30th September Monday - Friday 10.30 - 16.00 Last Admission 15.30


Adults £3 Children (5 - 15) £1.50 Family (2 adults, 2 children) £8

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Library with public access
  • Meeting room available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas


  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • General guide to collections available
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Primary school education service available
  • Specialist publications on collections available

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