Torquay Museum

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529 Babbacombe Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 1HG

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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 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
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

14th Feb 2020 - 30th May 2020

Bare Bones, Torquay Museum, Torquay, DevonCANCELLED - Claws! 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 end of May of 2020 and will include many specimens from our extensive collections.  A must for all cat…
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14th Apr 2020 - 14th Apr 2020

Winnaretta Singer: From Paris to Paignton, Torquay Museum, Torquay, DevonPOSTPONED - Winnaretta Singer: From Paris to PaigntonWINNARETTA SINGER: FROM PAIGNTON TO PARIS Date: 14 April 2020 Torquay Museum Society Lecture By Chris Nicholls 10.45am - 12 Noon The extraordinary story of the princess, painter, musician, philanthropist, and close personal friend of many of the Twentieth Century's greatest artists. Lectures…
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14th Apr 2020 - 14th Apr 2020

15th Apr 2020 - 15th Apr 2020

POSTPONED - Lectures at Torquay MuseumThe lectures are free to Torquay Museum Society members, or a donation of £5.00 for non-members.
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15th Apr 2020 - 15th Apr 2020

Victorian Torquay, Torquay Museum, Torquay, DevonPOSTPONED - Victorian TorquayVICTORIAN TORQUAY Date: 15 April 2020 Torquay Museum Society Lecture By John Risdon 10.45am - 12 Noon An insight into Torquay's extraordinary development during the reign of Victoria and its appeal to the literary spectrum of Society. Lectures are free of charge to Torquay Museum Society…
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18th Apr 2020 - 18th Apr 2020

19th June 2020 - 19th June 2020

Murder Mystery at Torquay Museum - The Curse of Amenhotep - Babbacombe Road, Torquay, DevonPOSTPONED - Murder Mystery: 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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2nd May 2020 - 2nd May 2020

A 1920’s Night at the Museum Ball, Torquay Museum, Torquay, DevonPOSTPONED - A 1920’s Night at the Museum BallA 1920's party in an atmospheric Victorian museum, with live music, dancing, cocktails, canapes, a casino and much more. Dress to impress. About this Event It’s the roaring 20’s and this May 2nd 2020 we are throwing a little speakeasy shindig at Torquay Museum! Time to party through the roaring…
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11th Sept 2020 - 20th Sept 2020

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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Recent Reviews:

  • Border5809collie
    Beaumaris, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Agatha Christie room.
    4 of 5 stars
    21st Nov 2019
    Lovely to look round. So much to see in the museum. Very nice cafe for a sit down with coffee. Any Agatha Christie fans. Would love going round. It's worth another visit. Read full review
  • 987michaelc
    Peasedown St John, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Great Visit
    5 of 5 stars
    29th Dec 2019
    A great visit to this museum which is full of interest and great for children, good exhibits and exhibitions. My first visit and it was not a disappointment. Read full review
  • Leona B
    Dawlish
    Excellent Lego workshop, will visit again
    5 of 5 stars
    22nd Feb 2020
    My children visited today to take part in the LEGO workshop. They had a nice time. Staff are so friendly and the cat exhibition was very interesting. We will be back for the Harry Potter and Book Day... 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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