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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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“the kitchen”(6 reviews)
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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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70 Fore Street, Totnes TQ9 5RU, England
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+44 1803 863821
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Reviewed 27 September 2018

A well laid out museum with lots of interesting rooms & subjects. The room dedicated to Charles Babbage is very good & informative: and also the Elizabethan Kitchen is very good. The staff are very friendly & welcoming.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ronald W
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Hi, We're down from Birmingham for a few days and saw the Totnes museum. We thought we would have a look while we were passing. It was 3.19pm and according to Google, you close at 4pm. We had not even got through the door and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Kate T, Museums Custodian at Totnes Elizabethan House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Hello Simon, I received your email about your experience and please see below my immediate response, I have been waiting to hear from you. regards Kate Dear Simon, I can only sincerely apologise for your unfortunate experience when visiting the Museum, we are run by...More

Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Have to admit we only went into the museum because of the sign saying they had a room about Babbage the computer pioneer, but very glad we did as the rest of the museum was an interesting collection of things about Totnes’ history especially from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank arborfieldman
Kate T, Museums Custodian at Totnes Elizabethan House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thank you for your feedback, our Babbage room is indeed a very interesting room relating to all things computer, with the Raspberry Pi being of great interest. The herb garden is a delight and is looked after by one of our Volunteers, I will pass...More

Reviewed 21 July 2018

We came across this lovely museum by chance. What a gem of a museum located in Totnes. The staff was really knowledgeable about the history of the house and its content and very friendly. My niece, who is four, loved looking for the little mice....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank roseharptree
Kate T, Museums Custodian at Totnes Elizabethan House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Hello Rose, thank you so much for your feedback - we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and that your niece enjoyed finding all the mice hidden in various rooms - the staff are all Volunteers and enjoy nothing more than helping visitors and...More

Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

The museum is free , you can donate to the upkeep of it. Some history relating to war, and support provided from Devon area,the ladies involvement.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank NKulatunga
Kate T, Museums Custodian at Totnes Elizabethan House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our Museum - yes it is free to enter, but as you said we do appreciate donations. The exhibition is about the work done by the Nurses in the first world war.

Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely little town museum, on the Main Street. It is free but donations welcome. The house has little exhibitions and is set out as the house would have been at the time. Young children will enjoy it as quite small and a fairly quick walk...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lori M
Kate T, Museums Custodian at Totnes Elizabethan House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2018

Hello Lori, thank you so much for your feedback - we are please you all enjoyed your visit - we try to encourage children into our Museum with the Victorian Nursery being set up with colouring, dressing up clothes and toys. We are, as you...More

Reviewed 24 May 2018

Very well presented museum of the history of Totnes, from the Elizabethan's to Now. Friendly staff and well knowledgeable, about the subject. You could ask them anything about it and they knew a lot. I enjoyed finding about the history of Totnes. Free to get...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Rachel C
Kate T, Custodian at Totnes Elizabethan House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Hello Rachel, Thank you so much for your feedback this is very important to us, and I am pleased that you found the staff helpful as they are all Volunteers. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit. Regards, Kate (Tyler)

Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

From the outside I expected to be similar to the guildhall however this had much much more to see and learn. Set over a number of floors and rooms in a picturesque Elizabethan house you are transported back in time to learn about the town...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ccws50
Reviewed 15 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...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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amber9514
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Response from Kate T | Property representative |
Sorry to say, we do not allow dogs into our Museum, but we find that most Pet owners are happy to sit in our Herb Garden at the rear of the Museum, and take it in turn to look around. I hope we can welcome to you to the... More
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