Torquay Museum

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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 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

25th May 2019 - 8th Sept 2019

Bare Bones, Torquay Museum, Torquay, DevonBare Bones ExhibitionA Torquay Museum Exhibit A family - friendly interactive summer exhibition that explores the fascinating World of animal skeletons, which have evolved into a mind - boggling variety of forms since the first vertebrates appeared around 520 million years ago. A wide variety of exhibitions are hosted...
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15th Sept 2019 - 15th Sept 2019

Christie Mystery Day at Torquay Museum, Torquay Museum, Torquay, DevonChristie Mystery Day at Torquay MuseumTorquay Museum will be celebrating Agatha Christie's birthday in style this year when it opens its doors exclusively for a special Christie Mystery Day, packed with events for fans of the Queen of Crime. Last year's event was a huge success where fans not only enjoyed a wide range of activities but...
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Recent Reviews:

  • MargateRu
    Redhill, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Eclectic displays - something for everyone
    5 of 5 stars
    4th May 2019
    I was there for Colonel Fawcett and Agatha Christie; other with me were there for the archaeology. I liked the farmhouse galleries too. We all enjoyed ourselves. Everyone we met was very... Read full review
  • Bellini6
    UK
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Excellent small museum
    5 of 5 stars
    11th May 2019
    Visited on the off chance on a rainy afternoon but we were not disappointed. Very welcoming, reasonable entrance fee includes return visits for up to a year. Eclectic mixture of natural history... Read full review
  • Brimfieldboy
    Torquay, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Chance visit to Torquay Museum
    5 of 5 stars
    12th May 2019
    We went to vote the other day,It was in the Church next door to the museum.We went in and was very pleasantly surprised.Great exhibits the one I had never seen before was the Maned Japanese Fighting... 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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Company number 10237792.
Registered address 5 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, Devon, England, TQ2 5JG.
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