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

13th Sept 2019 - 22nd Sept 2019

21st Sept 2019 - 21st Sept 2019

21st Sept 2019 - 22nd Sept 2019

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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5th Oct 2019 - 5th Oct 2019

English Riviera Film Festival: Classic Crime FilmsDate: 5 October 2019 As part of the annual English Riviera Film Festival, Torquay Museum will show a feast of classic crime films in its 130 seat auditorium with new cinema quality laser projector. 10am Mildred Pierce 12.10pm North by Northwest 2.45pm The Third Man Tickets £5 each per film at…
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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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Recent Reviews:

  • ISTJIB
    A real gem
    5 of 5 stars
    29th Aug 2019
    I really enjoyed my time here. The contents were varied, well presented and thought-provoking. They ranged across recent Roman excavations, through explorers with local connections, social history (a... Read full review
  • StonesFanLincoln
    Lincoln
    Couple of hours
    4 of 5 stars
    13th Sept 2019
    We called in here on the way back from Kents Caverns. Quite small but there are some interesting sections including (at the moment) one on Agatha Christie. Good value with concessions and vouchers... Read full review
  • david_williams76
    London, United Kingdom
    expected better
    2 of 5 stars
    15th Sept 2019
    went to this museum for the Agatha Christie exhibit,was very disappointed the size and no photos allowed, also after we brought tickets found there was a conference so few rooms including cafe were... 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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