Totnes Fashion & Textiles Museum



Into the Blue Exhibition 1798-2015

Our exhibition commences on Tuesday 20th July, 2021. It will then be open from 11am to 4pm, Tuesdays to Fridays every week until Friday 24th September 2021.  Please check our website to keep up to date with any enforced closures and amendments to our opening times.  Thank you.

Due to continuing repair and restoration work at Bogan House, we are restricted in the scale of the exhibition we can mount. Entry to the exhibition will once again be by donation.

Our plans are dependent on the success of the fight against the coronavirus, and the welfare of our visitors and volunteers remains paramount. Please check our website regularly for the latest news.

Situated on Totnes High Street in a Grade 1 listed building with fine original Tudor plaster ceilings, the Totnes Fashion & Textile Museum is home to the Devonshire Collection of Period Costume, one of the largest private collection of its type in the UK. The collection holds tens of thousands of objects and items of clothing, the earliest dating from about 1650, although most come from the 18th century to the present day. With more than 100 storage boxes each holding multiple hats, and eight boxes simply storing shawls, there are legions of accessories, handbags and shoes, and clothes ranging from the sumptuous to the everyday. Because of building work at Bogan House admission is currently by donation.



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