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Totnes Elizabethan House Museum
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A very interesting Museum.

A well laid out museum with lots of interesting rooms & subjects. The room dedicated to Charles... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2018
Ronald W
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Babbage, and Elizabethan history

Have to admit we only went into the museum because of the sign saying they had a room about Babbage... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
arborfieldman
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Having never visited Totnes before, I was wandering up the main street and found this delightful museum. Free entry and a wealth of fascinating stuff to see. The stairs are a little tricky for anyone with mobility issues but well worth going up to the upper floors.
Very friendly lady at the entrance who made me feel very welcome.

With time limited, I didn't get to see everything but will certainly go back when in Devon in the future. A real gem of a museum!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank adietudor
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Almost a time warp with things from centuries ago through to articles that I remember from my childhood and over four rambling levels. Surprisingly a monument to Charles Babbage of computer fame and plenty for kids to do as well. The staff are extremely enthusiastic, willing share information with you and for the kids to dress up in period costume. The kitchen and still room are well worth spending some time in as is the herb garden although at this time of year not its best. uneven floors as you might expect from a period building and lots of working clock. The stairs navigable with care, and ... free admission but a donation appreciated but worthwhile if it keeps this jewel going.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Mic L
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

How much do you like history? This museum has it in spades! A fascinating glimpse into the past of a surprisingly important area. Free entry with donation. We found it excellemt and well laid out.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Robert H
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Very well laid out museum with so much to view. Take your time and wander around each floor. very well notated and interesting.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

A preserved Elizabethan house, this houses Totnes Museum. Popular with visitors because the museum holds a donation policy (other museums...take note.) Three floors covering the history of Totnes from pre-Roman times to the present day. Includes a herb garden at the back and a gallery especially dedicated to Charles Babbage, the man who laid the foundation for what was to become computer technology (just think: thanks to him we now have people who's whole lives are controlled by a mobile telephone when you see them walking and texting at the same time trying not to bump into people. Thanks Charlie! )

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Micklah
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