Great Torrington Museum
Great Torrington Museum
4.5
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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  • Lizzydripping
    Great Torrington, United Kingdom12 contributions
    A Torrington treasure
    For a small town, this museum is impressive. Themed rooms exhibiting articles from the gloe making industry, social hisoty through the ages and history of local shops and archaeology. The best bit is tge sensory experience of the Battle of Torrington, which is very atmospheric . To raise funds they have a fantactic second hand book.shop. An hour of family entertsinment.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 21 February 2023
  • Gary the Guard
    Devon, United Kingdom36 contributions
    Good little museum.
    Nice little museum with plenty of interesting things to see from the civil war to the present day. Old signs from local businesses,items from the the towns glove industry and much more. Helpful and informative guides are on hand to provide information. A lift to each floor is available on request for those for who it.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 August 2023
  • Amy684
    Calne, United Kingdom4 contributions
    A must see for visitors to Great Torrington
    The museum is a wonderful place to visit. Full of informative friendly staff- who clearly know their subject. Beautifully laid out showcasing the towns history through the ages. There is also a very nice little book store inside, full of nice subjects. Would definitely recommend.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 October 2023
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Amy684
Calne, UK4 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
The museum is a wonderful place to visit. Full of informative friendly staff- who clearly know their subject. Beautifully laid out showcasing the towns history through the ages. There is also a very nice little book store inside, full of nice subjects. Would definitely recommend.
Written 14 October 2023
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Gary the Guard
Devon, UK36 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Nice little museum with plenty of interesting things to see from the civil war to the present day. Old signs from local businesses,items from the the towns glove industry and much more. Helpful and informative guides are on hand to provide information. A lift to each floor is available on request for those for who it.
Written 26 August 2023
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Lizzydripping
Great Torrington, UK12 contributions
Feb 2023
For a small town, this museum is impressive.
Themed rooms exhibiting articles from the gloe making industry, social hisoty through the ages and history of local shops and archaeology.
The best bit is tge sensory experience of the Battle of Torrington, which is very atmospheric .
To raise funds they have a fantactic second hand book.shop.
An hour of family entertsinment.
Written 21 February 2023
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JWE1642
Plymouth, UK3 contributions
Feb 2023
Really interesting museum and lots of new ideas being developed. Recommend a visit. Great detail about the Civil War battle.
Written 21 February 2023
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Amy B
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May 2022 • Couples
Visited this fantastic little museum today on a bit of a whim and I'm so glad we did! Fascinating chronological history of Torrington including lots of artefacts and pieces with a strong connection to Torrington.

Separated in to rooms with one made up as an old hardware store which included a huge number of items which had been sold in the town. Upstairs there is a room full of machines from the old glove making factory which was very interesting. This is a great place for anyone interested in social history.

The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about the items and history of Torrington. There is no charge to visit the museum but a box for donations instead. Would definitely recommend this hidden gem to anyone interested in history.
Written 21 May 2022
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abbey4eddie
Cardiff, UK289 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
We visited yesterday, the welcome was warm as the usual Mayfair banner across the square 'us be plaised to see ee'. I visited last when the museum was still based in the upstairs of the town hall, I liked the qwirky museum then, but the move to the new location and the most recent re-opening of the collection is a credit to the town. The collection now tells a story, it is about the local community, it brings information to the present day with local names and recent events adding to the layers of time explored.

The building is bigger than I realised so excited to know this little museum is still to grow. I will be back.
Written 20 August 2021
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Thank you for your kind words! We're looking forward to your next visit.
Written 21 August 2021
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Jean
Manchester, UK80 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
On a visit to Torrington (one of my favourite towns in North Devon) we decided to visit the museum - and what a brilliant museum it is. Clearly a lot of thought and effort has gone into the displays. The information boards take you on a chronological journey of the town through time. There is a room dedicated to the glove factory and another room set up as a hardware store - complete with a wonderful till. Everything in this museum has a relevance to the town. Another added bonus is the book shop on site which sells second hand books at a very reasonable price. The volunteers we spoke to were knowledgeable about the town and the items on display. Those responsible for this museum should be congratulated. If you are in the area or indeed local to the area I would recommend you visit. You will recieve a warm welcome!
Written 20 August 2021
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Thanks so much - much appreciated! Hope to see you again.
Written 21 August 2021
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Glenn_C
Aldershot, UK160 contributions
Aug 2019 • Solo
I visited this interesting little museum today and wasn’t disappointed.

What I would call an ‘old school’ display (there are no interactive screens or monitors) the old type ‘look and see’ displays cover the history of the local area including the Battle of Torrington of 1646.

The museum is well worth a visit.
Written 24 August 2019
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Andrew D
Stoke-on-Trent, UK236 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
Great little museum, a credit to a small town. Worth a visit. No entry charge, but box for donations.
Written 14 August 2019
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Rosemary W
Chester, UK472 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
A community museum in historic premisses.
The glove room was interesting
I learnt a lot about the local events about the Civil War.
There was a lot to see.
Could do with more investment in the infrastructure perhaps from community grants and/or lottery funding.
The volunteers were doing their best to maintain this valuable asset for the community heritage
Written 1 July 2019
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Great Torrington Museum is open:
  • Thu - Sat 10:00 - 15:00