Great Torrington Heritage Museum

Great Torrington Heritage Museum

The history and heritage centre of Torrington

Welcome to Torrington Museum

Our fundraising bookshop
Glovemaking: a huge part ofTorrington's history
Something for everyone 🙂
Lots of changes behind the scenes!

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.

Thanks to the generosity of Great Torrington Town Council we now have a permanent home in a beautiful building. 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.

Sadly the last passenger train left Torrington in the 1980s but the old station, now the Puffing Billy restaurant, is right on the Tarka Trail, perfect for walkers and cyclists. It’s just a short (but steep) walk into town.

The Museum's closed until 2021 although, when restrictions permit, we're running a secondhand bookshop from our Reception to raise money for urgent conservation and repair work.

We're sorry for this but CoVid 19 has taken its toll and safety has to be our priority for the public and our volunteers.

Thank you for your generous support and please watch out for future notifications on our Facebook page.
We hope to see you
again in 2021.

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