Housed in Court Gate, the ancient monastic gatehouse now owned by Tavistock Town Council, the museum was originally set up by the local history society. It has recently been decided that it should become a separate, independent charity.

It is staffed and run entirely by volunteers.

Court Gate is home to a wide range of artefacts, exhibits and displays about Tavistock, the surrounding district and Dartmoor. It also hosts exhibitions by other local organisations and provides accommodation for the Thorington Archive.

The museum is open from Easter to the end of October each year  from 11 am to 3 pm.

Entry is free, although voluntary contributions by visitors are welcome

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