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“Great historical find”

Totnes Elizabethan House Museum
Ranked #10 of 61 things to do in Totnes
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Totnes Museum is now open for 2018. This year we have three new exhibitions. We look forward to welcoming you to the Museum. 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.
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Free entry , donations welcome, this is a great example of how a small museum should be set up.
Knowledgeable staff on hand to assist and advise. A must see whilst in Totnes. Don't forget the small garden at the rear.

Thank ccws50
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"local history"
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"free entry"
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"run by volunteers"
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"little gem"
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"by chance"
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"the main street"
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"charles"
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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!

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.

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.

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.

Thank Lizbry
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