Torquay Museum

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529 Babbacombe Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 1HG

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About Us

An English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark Key Site. 

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 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 16:00*
SundayClosed*

* 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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Events

12th Nov 2019 - 12th Nov 2019

13th Nov 2019 - 13th Nov 2019

19th Nov 2019 - 19th Nov 2019

20th Nov 2019 - 20th Nov 2019

26th Nov 2019 - 26th Nov 2019

27th Nov 2019 - 27th Nov 2019

3rd Dec 2019 - 3rd Dec 2019

4th Dec 2019 - 4th Dec 2019

10th Dec 2019 - 10th Dec 2019

7th Jan 2020 - 7th Jan 2020

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14th Jan 2020 - 14th Jan 2020

15th Jan 2020 - 15th Jan 2020

21st Jan 2020 - 21st Jan 2020

22nd Jan 2020 - 22nd Jan 2020

28th Jan 2020 - 28th Jan 2020

29th Jan 2020 - 29th Jan 2020

Lectures at Torquay MuseumThe lectures are free to Torquay Museum Society members, or a donation of £5.00 for non-members.
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13th Dec 2019 - 14th Dec 2019

Great Gale of Brixham 1866, Torquay, DevonThe Great Gale of Brixham 1866This researched local history drama tells the true story of the 1866 Great Gale of Brixham, from which many parts of the town, to this day are affected, and which is the direct cause of Torbay having her own RNLI lifeboat. In January 1866, a freak easterly storm came up, destroying much of the…
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11th Sept 2020 - 20th Sept 2020

Heritage Open Days, Torquay, Paignton, Brixham, DevonHeritage Open DaysHeritage Open Days celebrates England’s fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to places that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission
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    134
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    64
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Recent Reviews:

  • MadelaineChester
    Chester
    Really worth a visit!
    5 of 5 stars
    29th Oct 2019
    Always enjoy a visit to this small but informative museum. Well set out and attractive the Museum is very reasonably priced and great value for money. Staff are friendly and happy to help - little... Read full review
  • H7174OQsimons
    Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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    Family
    Great, again
    5 of 5 stars
    1st Nov 2019
    Visited the end of October for a short if not wet break. The museum is as always great and my family especially my son enjoyed the history of the d day landings associated with Torbay. Return tickets... Read full review
  • Richard121960
    Potters Bar, United Kingdom
    Well worth a visit
    5 of 5 stars
    7th Nov 2019
    Normally visit the area in the spring and autumn. This time we decided to visit the museum which was excellent and had something for everyone. The layout is pretty well done and staff are on hand to... Read full review

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Facilities

Accessibility

  • 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

  • Shop

Catering

  • 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

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge)

Payment Methods

  • Min group size - 10
  • 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 enquiries@englishrivierabid.co.uk

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