Find out about: Totnes Elizabethan House Museum
Totnes Museum is contained within an authentic Elizabethan Merchant's House, built around 1575 for the Kelland family. The house retains many features dating back to the Elizabethan period and has been painstakingly restored.
Collections, dating from 5000BC, relate to the social, cultural, economic history of Totnes, include a room dedicated to the life and work of Charles Babbage
We regret that there is only wheelchair access to the ground floor in the museum.
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Thirteen rooms over three floors house diverse collections including archaological, Victorian toy and Jacobean furniture displays. Plus a Tudor kitchen , Tudor herb garden and local archive.
In Saxon times Totnes was a minting Burgh, a fortified town which produced its own coinage. The Museum houses a collection of coins minted in Totnes during the Saxon period, which are currently on display in the Bennett Room.
The museum houses an exhibition detailing the work that Charles Babbage conducted, as well as describing the advancement in the field of modern computers and technology.
This is one of two rings presented to the daughters of Totnes merchant Richard Lee - around 1640 - to thank him for funding the building of the 'Exchange' - a place where fellow traders could do business. It features - in exquisite detail - images of the townspeople of that time.
The Elizabethan Forehall. This gallery is dedicated to demonstrating how Elizabethans and later citizens would have lived, as well as containing some beautiful examples of Elizabethan and Jacobean furniture.
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18 March 2013
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03 September 2012
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Admission & Prices
Mon - Fri: 10.30 - 5.00 (Last entry at 4.30pm) Sat: Groups by prior booking Sun: Closed
The Museum will re-open on Monday, March 18th and then be open on week-days until Friday, November 1st.
Entry is free to members of the Museum Society and to residents in the TQ9 5** area -- otherwise
Concessions (OAP, Students, UB40) £1.50
There is available a joint ticket giving access also to the town's ancient Guidhall --
Totnes Elizabethan House Museum
70, Fore Street
Totnes, Devon. TQ9 5RU
TOTNES, DEVON TQ9 5RU