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
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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 finally reopening on Friday, August 6th, 2021 when the ribbon will be cut by the Mayor of Great Torrington, Cllr Doug Smith, in the company of our Town Crier.

It's been a long, tough road to reopening but we know you'll enjoy our new look and redesigned displays

Thank you for your generous support in difficult times and be sure to watch out for regular updates to our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

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