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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

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27th Mar 2018 - 27th Mar 2018

LECTURE: "THE HISTORY AND CULTURE OF APPLE GROWING"MUSEUM SOCIETY LECTURE. THE HISTORY AND CULTURE OF APPLE GROWING. Simon Akeroyd, author of fifteen much-praised gardening books, takes us on a fascinating cultural journey from the Garden of Eden to the present day whilst also providing practical tips and hints on apple-growing in small gardens.
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31st Mar 2018 - 31st Mar 2018

EXPLORING POETRY EVENT WITH PATRICIA & WILLIAM OXLEY FOR BRIXHAM HERITAGE MUSEUMDate: 31 March 2018 As part of 'Sharing Stories' a festival celebrating Storytelling and Writing on the English Riviera. Saturday 31st March, 11.15am to 12.15pm At Brixham Council Offices, Function Room - next to Brixham Heritage Museum Exploring Poetry with Patricia and William Oxley Brixham...
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7th Apr 2018 - 7th Apr 2018

MURDER MYSTERY AT TORQUAY MUSEUM - THE CURSE OF AMENHOTEP MURDER MYSTERY AT TORQUAY MUSEUM - THE CURSE OF AMENHOTEP Date: 7 April 2018 6pm - 8pm or 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...
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28th Apr 2018 - 28th Apr 2018

UNWRITTEN ARCHIVESUNWRITTEN ARCHIVES On Saturday, 28th April, Torquay Museum is pleased to host the Friends of Devon's Archives in their Spring Meeting. Opening with tea/coffee at 09:45, the day involves a series of talks as follows - 'JMW Turner in the West Country' by Prof. Sam Smiles (University of Plymouth) ...
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23rd June 2018 - 24th June 2018

Charity Paranormal InvestigationGate Keepers Paranormal welcome you to join us in Torquay for this exceptional, unique venue. Paul and Chrissie will be looking after you on the night, and we may have another couple of hosts join us to make sure you have the best experience through the night. For those of you who have been...
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Recent Reviews:

  • jeffandjo2017
    Manaton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Well worth a visit
    4 of 5 stars
    11th Mar 2018
    I visited the museum in response to a leaflet advertising periodic lectures on varying topics relating mainly to the Arts and History. I was impressed with the set up and enthusiasm of the volunteers... Read full review
  • michaelwatkins668
    Northam, United Kingdom
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    5 of 5 stars
    11th Mar 2018
    A good Museum well worth a visit. Modern and informative with plenty of local history. Never a dull moment, highly recommended. Read full review
  • Ro d
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Some good exhibits but left wanting more
    3 of 5 stars
    8th Mar 2018
    Range over depth was the main feeling from this visit. I certainly left with a few things I didn't know before and ended up looking up in more detail later. So to each of the galleries. Agatha... Read full review



Attraction Facilities

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Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.After 1600.

Key Features

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


  • 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

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge)


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

Payment Methods

  • TIC Staff Admitted Free

Establishment Features

  • Open All Year
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets

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

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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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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