Welcome to Torrington!
A museum in the heart of the community
Torrington Museum is a friendly, free museum run entirely by volunteers in the centre of Great Torrington, next to the Pannier Market entrance. The museum has a remarkable collection of fascinating objects and reflects the diverse history of this ancient market town.
Most exhibits have been donated by local people over the years, resulting a wonderfully diverse collection of objects and documents which really bring Torrington’s people and stories to life.
For the Museum to preserve and pass on our local heritage to future generations, a permanent home was urgently needed. Great Torrington Council came to our rescue by gifting a lease of premises as a permanent home. We’re now working on a re-curation of the museum as we move forward. Keep watching out for updates both here and on social media.
We’re planning a diverse range of talks and activities once we get going again so keep checking here to make sure you don’t miss out
Got a great idea for an event?
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’re in the centre of Great Torrington, looking down the Square with the museum right next to the Pannier Market entrance. The town has two car parks, one conveniently located just behind the Pannier Market..
Great Torrington is served by bus services from Barnstaple, Bideford, Holsworthy, Okehampton, Exeter and Tavistock.
Go to Traveline South West for timetables.