|Open All Year|
|Torquay Museum (01/01/2013 - 31/12/2013)|
* Also open Sundays (1st July - Mid September only ) 11am - 17pm.
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New years Day.
Tel: +44 01803 293975
The fascinating Torquay Museum will give you a real insight into the history of the English Riviera – both modern and prehistoric - taking you back through 400 million years!
Upstairs there’s the interactive Explorers Gallery which is great for the kids, and there are plenty of intriguing artefacts from all over the world to discover, as well as from the famous excavations at Kents Cavern undertaken by William Pengelly (a contemporary of Charles Darwin) which were pivotal in furthering the nation’s knowledge of the origins of man.
The museum also holds the country’s only permanent Agatha Christie Gallery, dedicated to the Queen of Crime. Here you’ll be able to view some of the family’s personal photographs and mementoes, as well as costumes from the Joan Hickson Miss Marple series.
Torquay Museum is a key site on the English Riviera Global Geopark and a great attraction for all the family to visit.
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