Great Torrington Heritage Museum

Your Vist

Getting to us


Entrance to Museum

We are very easy to find, being located in the middle of Great Torrington, with the entrance to the museum being immediately adjacent to the Pannier Market entrance. Great Torrington is easily accessible by car with the town having two municipal car parks, one being conveniently located to the rear of the Pannier Market (turn onto Castle Street). Visitors with blue cards can easily park close to the Museum.
 
Great Torrington is served by bus services from Barnstaple, Bideford, Holsworthy, Okehampton, Exeter and Tavistock. For details of bus timetables visit Traveline South West.

St Michael & All Angels

After your visit to the Museum do enjoy a walk around this historic town, the site of the last stand of the Royalists against the Parliamentarians in the South West of England. The parish church of St Michael and All Angels still bears the scars of that altercation. Gunpowder stored in the church was accidently ignited by a spark during the height of the battle killing those unfortunate souls to have been taken prisoner together with their guards and anyone else in close proximity. The explosion effectively brought the battle to an end, with the Royalists accepting defeat and deciding to retreat to fight another day. It is thought that the mound beside the church is the final resting place of those killed in the explosion. Rather than abandon the church, it underwent extensive repairs to restore it to its former glory but out of interest can you spot the newer parts of the structure?
If you would like a conducted tour of our town then do please contact the museum, unfortunately we do require prior notice. The tour is free, however, donations are gratefully received with all monies going towards our restoration fund.

Groups & Schools

School parties and groups are always welcomed by appointment.

Accessibility

Our refurbishment plans will make the Museum wheelchair friendly in all public areas.

Research & Archives

The Museum archives are available to assist with your family history or local research, however we do make a small charge for this service.

On the Map

Getting to us

Entrance to Museum

We are very easy to find, being located in the middle of Great Torrington, with the entrance to the museum being immediately adjacent to the Pannier Market entrance. Great Torrington is easily accessible by car with the town having two municipal car parks, one being conveniently located to the rear of the Pannier Market (turn onto Castle Street). Visitors with blue cards can easily park close to the Museum.
 
Great Torrington is served by bus services from Barnstaple, Bideford, Holsworthy, Okehampton, Exeter and Tavistock. For details of bus timetables visit Traveline South West.

St Michael & All Angels

After your visit to the Museum do enjoy a walk around this historic town, the site of the last stand of the Royalists against the Parliamentarians in the South West of England. The parish church of St Michael and All Angels still bears the scars of that altercation. Gunpowder stored in the church was accidently ignited by a spark during the height of the battle killing those unfortunate souls to have been taken prisoner together with their guards and anyone else in close proximity. The explosion effectively brought the battle to an end, with the Royalists accepting defeat and deciding to retreat to fight another day. It is thought that the mound beside the church is the final resting place of those killed in the explosion. Rather than abandon the church, it underwent extensive repairs to restore it to its former glory but out of interest can you spot the newer parts of the structure?
If you would like a conducted tour of our town then do please contact the museum, unfortunately we do require prior notice. The tour is free, however, donations are gratefully received with all monies going towards our restoration fund.

Groups & Schools

School parties and groups are always welcomed by appointment.

Accessibility

Our refurbishment plans will make the Museum wheelchair friendly in all public areas.

Research & Archives

The Museum archives are available to assist with your family history or local research, however we do make a small charge for this service.

On the Map

 

Getting to us

 

Entrance to Museum

We are very easy to find, being located in the middle of Great Torrington, with the entrance to the museum being immediately adjacent to the Pannier Market entrance. Great Torrington is easily accessible by car with the town having two municipal car parks, one being conveniently located to the rear of the Pannier Market (turn onto Castle Street). Visitors with blue cards can easily park close to the Museum.
 
Great Torrington is served by bus services from Barnstaple, Bideford, Holsworthy, Okehampton, Exeter and Tavistock. For details of bus timetables visit Traveline South West.

St Michael & All Angels

After your visit to the Museum do enjoy a walk around this historic town, the site of the last stand of the Royalists against the Parliamentarians in the South West of England. The parish church of St Michael and All Angels still bears the scars of that altercation. Gunpowder stored in the church was accidently ignited by a spark during the height of the battle killing those unfortunate souls to have been taken prisoner together with their guards and anyone else in close proximity. The explosion effectively brought the battle to an end, with the Royalists accepting defeat and deciding to retreat to fight another day. It is thought that the mound beside the church is the final resting place of those killed in the explosion. Rather than abandon the church, it underwent extensive repairs to restore it to its former glory but out of interest can you spot the newer parts of the structure?
 
If you would like a conducted tour of our town then do please contact the museum, unfortunately we do require prior notice. The tour is free, however, donations are gratefully received with all monies going towards our restoration fund.

Groups & Schools

School parties and groups are always welcomed by appointment.

Accessibility

Our refurbishment plans will make the Museum wheelchair friendly in all public areas.

Research & Archives

The Museum archives are available to assist with your family history or local research, however we do make a small charge for this service.

On the Map

Support us in conserving your local history.
14 South Street and The Market House-Great Torrington-Devon-EX388AF
Telephone - 01805 622306
Email - enquiries@torringtonmuseum.org.uk
Registered Charity 1166793
© 2016 Great Torrington Heritage Museum
Please support us in conserving your local history.
14 South Street and The Market House, Great Torrington, Devon, EX38 8AF.
Telephone - 01805 622306
Email - enquiries@torringtonmuseum.org.uk
Registered Charity 1166793
© 2016 Great Torrington Heritage Museum
Please support us in conserving your local history.
14 South Street and The Market House, Great Torrington, Devon, EX38 8AF.
Telephone - 01805 622306
Email - enquiries@torringtonmuseum.org.uk
Registered Charity 1166793
© 2016 Great Torrington Heritage Museum