Here at Torre Abbey we have many galleries and spaces within the house that are filled with incredible works of art.
The 800 Years Gallery
On the top floor of the main house, originally servants’ bedrooms, you will find our 800 Years Gallery. This large room is a lively mix of interactive displays, historic objects, portraits, and art work and information panels all chosen to tell the history of the Abbey since 1196.
The Gallery is divided into four colour coded sections each focusing on a part of the story with some surprises such as a hologram talking knight!
From beautiful and dramatic to moody and mysterious! This gallery is home to a selection of landscape paintings of Dartmoor, a place that has captured people’s imaginations and helped turn the wild and lonely moor into a tourist destination.
The Burne-Jones Gallery
Burne-Jones was one of the most influential and successful artists of his time and supported the ideals of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. He is credited with single-handedly reviving the medieval tradition of stained glass in the United Kingdom.
The set of seven pencil sketches (cartoons) known as 'The Planets' are preparatory designs for a stained glass window commissioned by Angus Holden. Torre Abbey possesses seven of the nine studies for the window, Birmingham City Art Gallery has the study for 'Mars' and 'Morning Star' is at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.
Behind the Scenes Gallery
Not all Torre Abbey’s collections can be displayed in its galleries. The Behind the Scenes Gallery on the first floor houses a number of paintings on a racking system. This allows visitors access to some great paintings which cannot be accommodated in the main galleries.
Access to stored items is available. Please allow one month’s notice.
Galleries are subject to change to accommodate temporary exhibitions.