Great Torrington Heritage Museum

Great Torrington Heritage Museum

The history and heritage centre of Torrington

Welcome to our heritage centre

Thomas Fowler's Calculator
Glove making in and around Torrington
Beam aqueduct on the Rolle canal
Pottery down the ages

Free Local Museum

Torrington Museum is a compact, friendly, free museum run entirely by volunteers and conveniently located in the centre of Great Torrington next to the Pannier Market entrance. The museum possesses many fascinating exhibits and reflects the diverse history of this ancient market town.

Most of the exhibits have been donated by local people over the years, resulting a wonderfully diverse, eclectic collection of objects and documents which, together, build to create a fascinating insight into the history and character of the town

For the Museum to preserve and pass on our local history and heritage to future generations, a permanent home for our collections was urgently required. Great Torrington Council came to our rescue by gifting a lease of premises to the Museum enabling the exhibits to find a permanent home. The museum area we have opened to visitors is a taster of what we have in our collections. We are now raising funding for remodelling the interior of our premises to enable us to display more effectively our various collections.

We are planning a diverse, informative range of talks and activities at the museum for the future so please keep checking here to make sure that you do not miss any of our events.

New Events and your suggestions

If you have a presentation or an idea for an event or talk that would be suitable for the museum to host please contact us.
If you have suggestions about talks or events that you would like to see at the museum, again please contact us.

We are located in the middle of Great Torrington, with the museum immediately adjacent to the Pannier Market entrance. The town has two municipal car parks, one conveniently located to the rear of the Pannier Market close to the Museum.

Great Torrington is served by bus services from Barnstaple, Bideford, Holsworthy, Okehampton, Exeter and Tavistock.
Go to Traveline South West for timetables.

Opening times:
The Museum is closing for the winter on Thursday 25th October at 4.00 pm and should reopen on May 1st 2019.

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the cost of modernising the museum
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