Torrington Museum is a small, friendly and free museum, which is housed in the centre of Great Torrington next to the market entrance. The museum possesses or holds on loan many fascinating exhibits and reflects the diverse history of this ancient market town.
Our “taster” museum is now open to visitors – read about our future vision for the full expanded museum.
Torrington museum obtained a grant of £20,000 from Leader 4 as a ‘Start-up Project ‘ grant, which has enabled the museum to open all of 14 South Street and the Market House with all our artefacts laid out on storage units, for all the community to be able to come and view them. We have also been able to display quite a number of our Mayfair dresses and costumes on new dummies, extra Marley Haley boards for displaying our photographs, chairs and tables and a computer programme for cataloguing all our artefacts and archive material.
In the New Year, we will be needing people to help with the documentation work and also a sewing team to make our padded hangers and costume covers. In the reception area of the museum we have an artists impression of the new museum, come and have a look. The museum will be open until December 1st.
Part financed by the Rural Agricultural Fund for Rural Development 2007 – 2013: Europe investing in Rural Areas