Torquay Museum


529 Babbacombe Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 1HG

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About Us

Travel back through 400 million years of time at Torquay Museum – a hands-on family-friendly visitor attraction, with lots to see and do for children and adults alike.

A wide variety of exhibitions are hosted throughout the year by the Museum, from child-friendly summer blockbusters to fascinating exhibitions about South Devon’s amazing archaeology, geology and people.

Detect your way through Britain’s only Agatha Christie gallery at Torquay Museum, which is dedicated to the life story of the Queen of Crime. Re-developed and improved in 2013, the new gallery now enables visitors to step inside Poirot’s study and lounge, including furniture, books, pictures and even fireplaces from his beautiful London Art Deco apartment.

Come face-to-face with North-West Europe’s oldest human fossil and the sabre-toothed tigers he shared his Torquay home with 44,000 years ago, and explore life and death in Ancient Egypt, including the coffin of a 2,500 year old mummified boy. Find out about Torquay’s explorer’s, including the inspiration for Indiana Jones and what life was like in an Devon Farmhouse in the 1800’s.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£6.15 per ticket
Child (3-16 years)£3.90 per ticket
Child (under 3)Free
Family (1 Adult & 2 Children)£12.60 per ticket
Family (2&2)£18.30 per ticket
Senior/Student£4.50 per ticket

Pay once and get in free for a year!
Group rates also available.

Opening Times

Torquay Museum (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 16:00*

* Open: all year Monday to Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm (last entry 3.00pm). Open Sundays in peak season and school holidays (Friday 18th July until 5th September). Check website or call for more details. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change
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18th Oct 2018 - 24th Feb 2019

Fatal Flu: Spanish Flu and the Threat of Pandemic, Torquay Museum, Torquay, DevonFlatal Flu: Spanish Flu and the Threat of PandemicRapidly spreading and killing millions, the so called "Spanish Flu" of 1918 was the most deadly pandemic in human history. Fatal Flu: Spanish Flu and the Threat of Pandemic, an exciting new project run by Torquay Museum and funded by Wellcome, will explore the personal stories behind this deadly...
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17th Nov 2018 - 17th Nov 2018

TEDx in Torquay, DevonTEDxTorquay: Wisdom & Innovation 2018The English Riviera will host its very first TEDx event this year. The full day event will take place at Torquay Museum on Saturday 17th November and is open to the general public. The event is operated under a licence from the world renowned TED brand with TEDxTorquay being curated by a small,...
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8th Dec 2018 - 8th Dec 2018

Murder Mystery at Torquay Museum - The Curse of Amenhotep - Babbacombe Road, Torquay, DevonMurder Mystery at Torquay Museum - The Curse of Amenhotep6pm - 8pm  (If this event sells out there will  be an additional event from 8:30pm – 10:30pm) Tickets £25 each Torquay Museum is the unique setting for an exciting and unusual fully interactive Ancient Egyptian Murder Mystery evening. A priceless Egyptian artefact has been stolen - the Stone of...
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18th Jan 2019 - 19th Jan 2019

1st Feb 2019 - 2nd Feb 2019

William Shakespeare's Macbeth, South Devon Players, Brixham Theatre and Torquay Museum, DevonWilliam Shakespeare's MacbethPerforming William Shakespeare's original unabridged text, the award-winning South Devon Players Theatre & Film Company, homegrown in Brixham, bring this drama to life in an all-new production. This classic tale of ambition, destiny and murder takes place in the near future, dramatized across a...
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Recent Reviews:

  • steve3074
    Northampton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Holiday visit
    5 of 5 stars
    19th Sept 2018
    A lot bigger inside than it looks,a lot of very good information on Agatha Christie and local finds,well worth a visit for the family,a lot to look around,and very well layed out Read full review
  • tjsussex
    Horsham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    A good rainy-day attraction
    4 of 5 stars
    23rd Sept 2018
    A pleasant place to wander round with some interesting exhibits, particularly in respect of wildlife and habitats. There is also a very enjoyable section on the inside of a Devon farmhouse... Read full review
  • lovetotravel1704
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Highly recommend - Lots of interesting things to see and excellent accessibility
    5 of 5 stars
    30th Sept 2018
    I’ve made several enjoyable visit to the museum as it has some very interesting galleries including local history, ancient Egypt and Agatha Christie. Most recently I attended their Agatha Christie... Read full review




  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Tctile labelling in Natural History Gallery and objects to handle.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

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  • On-Site café/restaurant - Licensed cafe serving tea, coffee, light snacks and lunches. Seating for 33. .

Establishment Features

  • Open All Year
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • Indoor Attraction
  • Max group size - 100
  • Min group size - 10

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge)

Payment Methods

  • TIC Staff Admitted Free

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.After 1600.

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This Official Tourism Website is managed by the English Riviera BID Company Ltd.
Company number 10237792.
Registered address 5 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, Devon, England, TQ2 5JG.
Telephone 01803 211211

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