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Totnes Elizabethan House Museum

70 Fore Street, Totnes TQ9 5RU, England
+44 1803 863821
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A fascinating glimpse into the past

Don't let the outside of this museum fool you! It's huge inside and full of tantalising artefacts... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sarahvaci
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Totnes, United Kingdom
A fantastic step back into the past

Popped in to shelter from the rain and discovered a well presented museum with interesting... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bridget J
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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The Totnes Elizabethan House Museum is a great way to spend a day out in Totnes, whatever the weather outside! What will you want to see? Our resident ghost? Our Elizabethan Herb garden? Our medieval kitchen? Our collection of medicines from the middle ages? Our spiral staircase made from a ship's mast? Or is it Totnes' illustrious son, Charles Babbage, who invented the first mechanical computer, whatever your interest in history is the Totnes Museum is a fascinating place to spend of few hours of your time.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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70 Fore Street, Totnes TQ9 5RU, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't let the outside of this museum fool you! It's huge inside and full of tantalising artefacts, fascinating historical details perfect for all ages. You really feel transported into the past and it is a treat for the senses - with items to touch and...More

Thank sarahvaci
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in to shelter from the rain and discovered a well presented museum with interesting information, concisely written. Great for adults, and lots of interactive activities for children, complete with dressing up area. It was amazing to be able wander through a true Elizabethan House...More

Thank Bridget J
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Wonderful Elizabethan house filled with items found locally and local history items reconstructed Pharmacy shop and good room on local Man Charles Babbage probably inventor of the computer who was a Totnes lad also on show are some early Apple BBC computers

Thank Christopher K
Reviewed 2 July 2017

This was a most unexpected find, a delightful museum in the middle of Totnes. We were welcomed by very friendly volunteers who gave us a very helpful description of the rooms and their contents and advised us of the best route to take. There are...More

Thank A M
Reviewed 25 December 2016

A small party of us spent a brilliant hour or so here. Really interesting displays, not dumbed down - although there is an interactive section for children. Many were particularly interested in the display on Charles Babbage and the computer. The house itself is a...More

Thank katemacve
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Beautiful museum on Fore Street. The building itself is a star attraction. The exhibits are very interesting and the staff helpful and very friendly. Not to be missed on a visit to Totnes

Thank Janet B
Babbage321, Custodian at Totnes Elizabethan House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2016

Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed our Museum and your lovely comments regarding our staff who are all Volunteers. Kate Tyler Custodian

Reviewed 15 July 2016

Instead of saying "we must go in here some time", we actually did, and had a wonderful couple of hours. The frontage is quite small, but like theTardis is deceptive, and really helps you travel through time. Lots of interest, and presented in a really...More

Thank Rosina P
Babbage321, Custodian at Totnes Elizabethan House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2016

Thank you for your review, you summed up our museum perfectly it is like a Tardis - with rooms over three floors and an elizabethan kitchen and still room on the lower ground floor - yes, penty to do for children so I do hope...More

Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Another great museum that we have visited in the devon/Somerset area. Great value for 3 pounds with some interesting exhibits spread over 3 floors. Supposed to be haunted too.

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Babbage321, Custodian at Totnes Elizabethan House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2016

We are so pleased you enjoyed our museum - yes, it is deemed to be haunted - we have a leaflet that you can take with you to see if you sence anything in the various rooms. thanks for the review. Kate Custodian

Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

As a family group of grandparents and 2 grandchildren (9 and 12) we really enjoyed this Museum! There really was something for everyone and lots of fascinating ' hands on' activities for the children, as well as the challenge to find the hidden mice! Admission...More

Thank Jannersally
Babbage321, Custodian at Totnes Elizabethan House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2016

I remember meeting and chatting with you all yesterday whilst you were visiting the museum and have to say you looked like you were enjoying yourselves - and the challenge of those mice ! thank you for the review. Kate

Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We popped into the Museum whilst wandering about the high street on a day visit to Totnes. Our two children were hooked instantly and really enjoyed exploring. The staff were extremely welcoming and gave us pointers on what to look out for. We all especially...More

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Babbage321, Custodian at Totnes Elizabethan House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

It is always pleasing to hear that children enjoyed exploring the museum - we hope to fire their imagination with quizzes and hunt the mouse game as well as dressing up in Elizabethan costumes. Thank you for your kind words regarding the Staff who are...More

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