Elliott's Shop
Opening Times (Easter to End September)
  • Wednesdays from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm
  • Thursdays from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm
  • Saturdays from 10:00pm until 12:00 noon
27/29 Lower Fore Street   
PL12 6JQ  
In 1902 the family moved into the shop and the name Elliott appeared above the door for the first time [where it still remains]. Throughout the twentieth century members of the family, consisting of Mr and Mrs Elliott, twin sons and a daughter lived and thrived there. Francis [Frank], the elder twin, continued to run business until he retired and, because none of the siblings had any children it was left to the Tamar Protection Society to maintain and run as a museum.
The ground floor shop is set out as it was in the 1970s and depicts a typical local grocer of that time. This unique “time capsule” shop offers an opportunity to remember, experience and reflect on shopping before the advent of supermarkets and online shopping.
As well as the shop, a downstairs parlour [which doubled as an office for the shop] and two upstairs exhibition rooms can be visited. The history of the Elliott family and the building in which they lived is told in words, artefacts and pictures in these two rooms.
Find out which family member served as a domestic servant in the household of a Baronet in London?
What is the connection between a slate mine in North Cornwall and Cleveland Ohio?
Which family member was a nervous learner driver?
Why did a Chinese Emperor award a medal to a family member in the 1860s?
Elliott's Shop Access.
The shop can be accessed through the front door, which is level with the pavement outside and suitable for wheelchairs. The parlour [downstairs] can be accessed by all including those with limited mobility, but there is a small step which could prove difficult for those in a wheelchair. The exhibition rooms are accessed by stairs and may prove difficult for visitors with limited mobility. However, there is a slide show highlighting aspects of these two rooms, which is situated in the parlour.