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Totnes Fashion & Textiles Museum

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We came across this small but very interesting museum whilst walking round this delightful town. We... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2018
Great Malvern, United Kingdom

It was disappointing to see reviews for this gem of a museum with people complaining about being... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2018
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43 High Street | Bogan House, Totnes TQ9 5NP, England
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Reviewed July 6, 2018

We came across this small but very interesting museum whilst walking round this delightful town. We were welcomed by a very helpful lady who was incredibly informative about the exhibits. Currently part of the museum is closed off , but what we were able to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed January 7, 2018

It was disappointing to see reviews for this gem of a museum with people complaining about being shifted towards the door curtly shortly before closing. The Museum is run by a dedicated, knowledgeable and creative team of volunteers, who give their time free of charge...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed September 5, 2017

A lovely costume collection, from early to almost present day. Many very covetable! A small enough collection to be able to look closely at the styles, fabrics and accessories, but large enough to give plenty of interest and perhaps even inspiration. A very enjoyable afternoon!...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 22, 2017

Found completely by accident, this vest-pocket museum is a gem. Gorgeous clothing, wonderfully preserved, with very thorough and informative write-ups in a booklet. The building itself is interesting, with a neat wooden spiral staircase to the second floor exhibition.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 12, 2017

It's a small museum and probably doesn't get much funding, but the display i saw was nice despite being done on a budget. Entry cost £2.50 and was good for a rainy afternoon but if you don't have a particular interest in costume, you might...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Barbara B
Reviewed August 10, 2015

Small but well done. Their display space is limited but they do an excellent job. The exhibition when I was there was "Corsets and Crinolines" which focused on the underpinnings of men's, ladies', and children's wear from the late 18th century forward, an area of...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank M B
Reviewed November 23, 2014

I am interested in fashion history as being a dedicated textile collector myself. We could not possibly have missed this little gem exhibition during our summer holiday in Devonshire. It is located to Bogan house in the rural village of Totnes, where a few nice...More

Date of experience: August 2014
2  Thank Milady100
Reviewed August 26, 2014

We visited this museum on a day out in Totnes. We saw it on the tourist info web site. If the attraction is publicised at other locations in the town we didn't see any adverts. Found it eventually, perhaps more publicity/signage? The staff on the...More

Date of experience: August 2014
2  Thank MrandMrsIngleby
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Found this little house that had been turned into a fashion and textiles exhibition. They currently have period costumes from the Assembly Rooms right across through time up to the modern era. For £2, there's only three rooms but the outfits are pretty to look...More

Date of experience: May 2014
3  Thank danalarg
Reviewed June 13, 2013

Each year a Summer Exhibition is open to the public from the Spring Bank Holiday to the end of September Tuesdays to Fridays 11am - 5pm. This years theme is "Refashion" and shows how garments have been recycled with textiles and designs being picked up...More

Date of experience: June 2013
3  Thank Sarah M
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angela l
February 22, 2017|
Response from lenna414 |
If you visit the museum's website you will find her telephone number