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Friday 7th - Sunday 9th, Friday 14th - Sunday 16th September Tavistock Heritage Open Days Tavistock celebrates its biggest ever Heritage Open Days with a varied and entertaining programme offering people of all ages the opportunity to take part in more

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The next time you visit Tavistock Town Hall take a closer look at the impressive collection of oil paintings that line the walls. In no particular order, the nineteen portraits feature men and the occasional woman who were connected with Tavistock a more

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Tavistock Heritage Trust will be reopening the Tavistock Visitor Information Centre (VIC) this summer to help welcome visitors to the town and to support local businesses. The centre will be run by volunteers and overseen by Tavistock Heritage Trust. more

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A walk from Mount Kelly to Drake’s statue on Plymouth Road can take you from the Iron Age via the Middle Ages and the remains of a prominent abbey church through to the industrial revolution with its gritty history of mining on a world-class scale. T more

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Tavistock Heritage Trust are holding their first ever Cream Tea Festival to celebrate Tavistock’s historical connections with this famous Devon tradition. The event will take place on Sunday 10th June at the Bedford Hotel from 1pm until 5pm. T more

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A grant of £320,000 has recently been approved by local partners and the Heritage Lottery Fund, under the Tavistock Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI), to enable a comprehensive repair and restoration scheme to proceed for the exterior of the Pannie more

Join local historian and town guide Simon Dell for another of his popular “Walk and Supper” dates, in partnership with The Bedford Hotel. Simon will lead a stroll around the town looking at the industrial heritage of Tavistock, the iron foundries, more

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There has been much written and photographed about the The Man Engine but little comes close to the beautiful film created by Tim Roberts from Fatcalf Media based in Tavistock. The Man Engine has been celebrating Cornish Mining World Heritage... more

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To celebrate the 10th anniversary UNESCO World Heritage Status, Tavistock is playing host to a variety of events that focus west Devon’s world changing industrial innovations. The biggest of these events will be the ‘big reveal’ of the Man Engine. more

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Dr Ann Pulsford looks back to 1836 and life for the vicar's wife in Tavistock more

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