Totnes Elizabethan House Museum, Totnes

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Totnes Museum is contained within an authentic Elizabethan Merchant's House, built around 1575 for the Kelland family. The house retains many features dating back to the Elizabethan period and has been painstakingly restored. Collections, dating from 5000BC, relate to the social, cultural, economic history of Totnes, include a room dedicated to the life and work of Charles Babbage.
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  • How much do you like history? This museum has it in spades! A fascinating glimpse into the past of a surprisingly important area. Free entry with donation. We found it excellemt and well laid out.  more »
  • Very well laid out museum with so much to view. Take your time and wander around each floor. very well notated and interesting.  more »
  • A preserved Elizabethan house, this houses Totnes Museum. Popular with visitors because the museum holds a donation policy (other museums...take note.) Three floors covering the history of Totnes from...  more »
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  • Fantastic little Museum Set in an old Elizabethan merchant's house and on three levels. The Museum, has collections dating from 5000BC, and many items showing the lifestyle of a merchant in the Elizabethan times. One room is dedicated to the most famous Totnesian Charles Babbage. Babbage went to the Totnes grammarians school then onto Cambridge. This mathematician and his inventions have contributed to the likes of the current computer, a way of sending signals over great distances and many more to mention. A most interesting and compact Museum. Fully recommend it.
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  • Totnes Elizabethan House Museum is so much part of Fore Street that you may miss it, especially on those narrow streets on Totnes' long hill. Head straight to the top floor to see the computer museum which interprets the work of Ada Lovelace as the world's first computer programmer.
  • Pretty good. Bit disorientating seeing computers I used at school as museum pieces though ...

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