Cawsey House Open Days

Great Torrington, Devon

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September 2022 - 10am to 4pm

*Entry is free but your visit must be pre-booked via EventBrite*

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Cawsey House is an elegant late-Stuart townhouse that once belonged to a wealthy merchant who commissioned one of Devon’s most accomplished plasterers to embellish its main rooms.
We are opening this Landmark in association with the Torrington Alive Festival and Heritage Open Days. *Entry is free but your visit must be pre-booked via EventBrite*

On Saturday 10th September 2022 the town of Great Torrington will be holding a History Alive! event to showcase the town’s rich heritage which dates all the way back to the 8th century AD. 

The town will be buzzing with plenty of free fun, educational and interactive activities to highlight important milestones experienced by our relatively small but hugely significant Northern Devon Market Town throughout the ages.  Activities will include living history re-enactments, a 1st World War recruitment drive, guides dressed in period costume positioned around town ready to talk to visitors about notable characters who lived in Great Torrington, a costumed bowls competition, guided tours and talks, displays and exhibitions, a costumed market day and an oral history project focussing on the town’s industrial history as a glove-making centre. 

Free Admission and leaflets on the building's history will be available.
Families are welcome and we encourage picnics in the grounds if the weather is fine.

For further information please contact Booking Enquiries. The Booking Office is open Mon to Fri - 9am to 5pm.

Please note that due to the nature of our historic buildings and places, some may not be suitable for those with limited mobility or certain disabilities. We do all we can to enable access wherever possible; if you have any access concerns that you’d like to discuss before visiting, please contact our Booking Enquiries team on 01628 825925.

At this property you are able to drop any guests with limited mobility at the house and then return your car to the car park.