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Torquay Museum

Type:Museum

529 Babbacombe Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 1HG

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Torquay Museum, Torquay, Devon
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Opening Dates and Times

2024 Opening (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
DayTimes
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 16:15*
SundayClosed*
Bank HolidayClosed

* Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 4.45 pm, last admissions at 4.15 pm until the end of September

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£11.00 per ticket
Child (3-16 years)£4.50 per ticket
Child (under 3)Free
Senior/Student£9.00 per ticket

Pay once and get in free for a year!

About

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.

A Visual Guide is now available for Torquay Museum.   The Guide is a site specific online tool to help people plan and consider their visit to a new place. The Visual Guide shows anything from functional information like entry prices, parking and facilities, but also highlights elements like sound levels, lighting types, spaces and bespoke features that may cause alarm or confusion.

Museum Hire - The museum offers a unique location for conferences, meetings and events and has a choice of 3 rooms to meet a wide range of needs; from a small boardroom meeting to an auditorium seating 190 with high spec presentation facilities.

If you are planning an evening event, the museum’s exhibition galleries can be hired for exclusive use, allowing you to create an event with a difference - from champagne receptions in the Devon Farmhouse or Explorers Galleries, to intimate dining in the Forbes-Julian Room or the Library.

Awards

  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

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    • Very Good
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    • Average
      71
    • Poor
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    • Terrible
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    Recent Reviews:

    • DIANECYMRU
      Cardiff, United Kingdom
      NOT WORTH THE CLIMB UP THE HILL
      2 of 5 stars
      25/09/2023
      Keen to see the Agatha Christie gallery, we walked up the hill to Torquay Museum. Badly signed, the first 'museum' sign we saw was on the museum itself. Inside the signs are equally bad, and it took... Read full review
    • Sophie T
      Absolutely fantastic!
      5 of 5 stars
      06/04/2024
      My daughter and I went to Torquay museum for the first time as we were tempted by the Science Ninjas event - which was excellent but what was also impressive was the amount of child interactive... Read full review
    • LionelT862
      Preston, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      A Good Local Museum
      4 of 5 stars
      11/04/2024
      An interesting Museum which was not overbearing with information boards. Exhibits were well set out and the displays were varied and so quite a lot to interest for children. Our only critiscm was... Read full review

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    Facilities

    Venue Facilities

    • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.After 1600.

    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
    • 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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