Tavistock Museum

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Our museum shop has a wide range of books and DVDs, detailing the rich history of Tavistock and the surrounding area. We are now pleased to have opened our shop online, with the same fantastic range of products. These make great gifts for locals and visitors alike!

Shipping costs of £1.90/booklet, £4.20/book and £1.90/DVD will be added to your total automatically.  You will be able to see the total cost before you checkout.

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Tavistock's Blue Plaques

The booklet contains a photograph and information about each of the 28 locations recognised as places of interest in the town by the erection of a Blue Plaque. These include monastic sites, public buildings, former industrial buildings, local hostelries and open spaces. There is a centrefold map to guide visitors to the various locations.

£3.00 (+P&P)


Tavistock's Methodist Chapels

Brian W. Giles provides a short history of Methodist chapels in a Devon town.

£5.00 (+P&P)


Tavistock's Canal Walks

Simon Dell presents a series of walks along Tavistock Canal, providing an insight into the Canal and its history.

£5.00 (+P&P)


Stowford School Punishment Book 1935-1946

Of all the exhibits in Tavistock Museum the one which attracts the most interest is the School Punishment Book from Stowford Church of England School, near Lifton. The book was completed for the period February 1935 until November 1946 and records the names and misdeeds of 105 pupils between the ages of 6 and 14.

£5.00 (+P&P)


Tavistock Guildhall - A Story of Policing

Like some phoenix rising from the ashes, Tavistock Guildhall and police station were built from the ruins of the old Abbey of Tavistock. In 1848 a new guildhall was opened by the Duke of Bedford for the occupancy and work of the local Justices of the Peace, the parish police service and the fire brigade. Little did the Duke envisage that his magnificent building would be used for that purpose over one and a half centuries later until 2012. This is the story of law and order administered from this iconic West Country building.

£5.00 (+P&P)



A Devon Gem - The Bedford Hotel

Alex Mettler details the history of the Duke’s Hotel – Tavistock’s principle hostelry – in this fully illustrated hardback book.

£20.00 (+P&P)


Homage To Saint Eustachius - A History of Tavistock Parish Church

A fully illustrated history of Tavistock Parish Church, brought to life by Gerry Woodcock.

£15.00 (+P&P)


We Will Remember Them

Authors Alex Mettler and Gerry Woodcock study the 119 WWI servicemen from Tavistock whose names appear on the town’s War Memorial.

£10.00 (+P&P)


Lest We Forget

The Tavistock fallen of WWII – 39 servicemen and one servicewoman – are remembered in this book by Alex Mettler and Gerry Woodcock, as they study those whose names appear on the town’s War Memorial.

£15.00 (+P&P)


Tavistock's Policing Past

Published to celebrate the restoration and opening of Tavistock Guildhall ‘Gateway’ centre for the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage site; this book charts the life of this unique building which housed the court and police station from 1848 until 2012. It also details the history of policing of Tavistock and West Devon for over two hundred years – written by Simon Dell, who served as an officer during five of those decades in Tavistock.

£25.00 (+P&P)



Tavistock Abbey

A 10 minute film made for Tavistock Museum by Denham Productions, detailing the history of the once magnificent abbey.

£8.00 (+P&P)


The Bedford Cottages In & Around Tavistock

A short film about the Bedford Cottages, created by Denham Productions for Tavistock Museum.

£8.00 (+P&P)

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