Tavistock Museum

Legacy of a mining past

Tavistock in West Devon is a town that, while it has adapted to changing needs, has managed to retain in its activities, buildings, and atmosphere, a real feeling for the past. Over the course of a thousand years, it has been a monastery town, a market town and a mining town. Tavistock Museum tells this story through artefacts, displays, DVDs and exhibitions. 

And there’s so much to discover in the town itself  – a vibrant Pannier Market open daily from Tuesday to Saturday, many small shops offering a wide variety of specialist goods, and pleasant riverside and old railway line walks.


Reasons to Visit

  • A community museum in a historic gatehouse
  • Discover Tavistock’s rich and diverse story

Planning your visit


Tavistock Museum
Court Gate
Guildhall Square
Devon PL19 0AE


Useful links:

Tavistock & District Local History Society – www.tavistockhistory.btck.co.uk

1752 Map of Tavistock  – www.tavistock1752.co.uk






Opening times

Easter to end of October Open every day 11.00 – 15.00


Free. There is a donation-is-requested policy.

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