About Tavistock Heritage Trust

Since its formation in 2017, Tavistock Heritage Trust's main objective has been to support Tavistock Town Council in formulating and delivering the Guildhall Gateway Centre, a £1.6 million project to renovate, conserve and repurpose Tavistock's Victorian Guildhall by converting the Grade II*-listed building into a new heritage interpretation centre. Once construction work is complete, the Trust will be responsible for running the Guildhall and providing both locals and visitors with a fascinating introduction to the heritage of the area, with a particular focus on the history of mining and criminal justice.

The Trust also has the broader goal of educating the public about all aspects of the unique history and heritage boasted by Tavistock and the local area. By organising guided walks, lectures, educational activities and all manner of other events, we aim to 'Bring Tavistock's Heritage to Life' for everyone and anyone with an interest. We also seek to be a positive force in the local community by providing a wide variety of interesting and satisfying volunteering roles, which will allow local people to develop new skills and meet new friends.

Who we are


Chair - Dr Geri Parlby

Vice Chairs - Ian Wright & Sandra Jones

Treasurer - Simon Hirst

Secretary - Dr Tom Graham


Andrew Main

Alex Mettler

Anthony Rawlins

Cllr Philip Sanders

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© 2017-21 Tavistock Heritage Trust. Registered Charity 1173744

A Company Limited by Guarantee. Company No. 10607931

Registered Office: Tavistock VIC, Court Gate, Bedford Square, Tavistock, PL19 0AE