Tavistock Museum is to be found at Court Gate, Bedford Square. It is a town and community museum situated within an important group of public buildings built from mining royalties by the Bedford Estate, which includes the Town Hall, Police Station and Guildhall.

It occupies two rooms above Court Gate, the historic gateway into the abbey (Grade I listed), and provides a very fitting use for these Grade II listed rooms. The museum moved into these premises during the summer 2003 and has been open to the public since that time. All stewarding is voluntary.

Our museum is within the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site. It has exhibitions relating to the Tavistock Stannary, Tavistock Canal , foundries and local mines.

Court Gate, Guildhall Square,


PL19 0AE

01822 611264


We want you to get the most out of your visit to Tavistock, here you will find all the information you need to plan your visit so no time will be wasted when you arrive.


Tavistock Visitor Information Centre, Courtgate,

Bedford Square,

Tavistock, Devon PL19 0AE


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