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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

Torquay Museum (1 Feb 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
DayTimes
MondayClosed*
Tuesday - Thursday10:00 - 16:00*
FridayClosed*
Saturday10:00 - 16:00*
SundayClosed*

* Open Tue-Thu and Sat 10am – 4pm, last admissions at 3.15pm.

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

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£9.00 per ticket
Child (3-16 years)£4.50 per ticket
Child (under 3)Free
Senior/Student£8.00 per ticket

£3 discount (per group) on 4 or more paid tickets
Pay once and get in free for a year!
Special Discount: 20% OFF ADMISSIONS FOR TQ POSTCODES
Group rates also available.

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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    Recent Reviews:

    • museummonkey
      Brighton, United Kingdom
      Hooray for Christie, but where's the cafe?
      5 of 5 stars
      10th Mar 2022
      Charming local museum with fascinating exhibits. I'm a big Agatha Christie fan, which was the key reason for visiting, and was surprised that the room dedicated to her life and work was the only one... Read full review
    • Stuart B
      Carshalton, United Kingdom
      A lovely Museum
      4 of 5 stars
      29th Apr 2022
      We had the museum to ourselves as we had timed tickets due to the start of the current pandemic. The museum is well laid laid out and the Agatha Christie Floor is the real reason we went there. Yes... Read full review
    • 237sashar
      Devon, United Kingdom
      Such a warm welcome!
      5 of 5 stars
      23rd May 2022
      This was such a great surprise, went to see the Pirate Exhibition and was delighted by the variety and professionalism of the displays. There really is something for everyone of all ages. I... 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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