Torquay Museum

Museum

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£7.10 per ticket
Child (3-16 years)£4.40 per ticket
Child (under 3)Free
Family (1 Adult & 2 Children)£13.50 per ticket
Family (2&2)£19.70 per ticket
Senior/Student£5.50 per ticket

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

Awards

  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020

Opening Times

Torquay Museum (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 16:00*
SundayClosed*

* Open: all year Monday to Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm (last entry 3.15pm). 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

2nd Dec 2020 - 31st Dec 2020

Bare Bones, Torquay Museum, Torquay, DevonClaws! The Human History of Cats ExhibitionExploring the relationship of cats and humans from distant prehistory until the present day, including cats in Ancient Egypt, Myth and Magic and Man eaters, this exhibition will run until the beginning of September and will include many specimens from our extensive collections.  A must for all cat…
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11th Dec 2020 - 11th Dec 2020

Murder Mystery at Torquay Museum - The Curse of Amenhotep - Babbacombe Road, Torquay, DevonInteractive Game: The Curse of AmenhotepA seemingly supernatural murder has taken place among the museum exhibits and you and your team have been drafted in to get to the bottom of it! The Curse of Amenhotep is two hour interactive mystery experience run in association with Torquay Museum. Using your skills of investigation, observation…
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Recent Reviews:

  • BelfastTravellingGi
    Belfast
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Well worth a visit
    4 of 5 stars
    25th Sept 2020
    We went to this museum mostly to see the Agatha Christie exhibition. This is a small exhibition but with a lot of information and is recommended for Christie fans. We also enjoyed the temporary... Read full review
  • SBinSurrey
    Carshalton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    A gem of a find
    4 of 5 stars
    3rd Oct 2020
    We came primarily to see the Agatha Christie exhibition which in our opinion needs to have more in it. Yes they have 2 film sets, poirot’s cane but there must be more than could be shown to show off... Read full review
  • jjbl0ndie
    Coventry, United Kingdom
    Should be the #1 attraction
    5 of 5 stars
    14th Nov 2020
    An excellent museum, with lots of variety presented in an interesting way. We primarily visited for the Spies exhibition (fascinating and well-planned), but wished we'd allocated more holiday time 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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