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

21st Jan 2020 - 21st Jan 2020

22nd Jan 2020 - 22nd Jan 2020

28th Jan 2020 - 28th Jan 2020

29th Jan 2020 - 29th Jan 2020

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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23rd Jan 2020 - 23rd Jan 2020

Classic Film Club - Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), Torquay Museum, Torquay, DevonClassic Film Club - Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)The mutiny on the Royal Navy vessel HMS Bounty occurred in the south Pacific on 28 April 1789. Disaffected crewmen, led by Acting Lieutenant Fletcher Christian, seized control of the ship from their captain Lieutenant William Bligh and set him and 18 loyalists adrift in the ship's open launch. The…
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25th Jan 2020 - 25th Jan 2020

Chinese New Year Celebration, Torquay Museum, Torquay, DevonChinese New Year CelebrationCome and celebrate the Chinese year of the Rat with our day of family- friendly fun activities suitable for all ages. Learn about Chinese New year traditions, discover why the years are named after different animals , find out which animal year you were born in !! Create your own chinese lanterns…
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30th Jan 2020 - 30th Jan 2020

Classic Film Club - Arsenic & Old Lace (1944), Torquay Museum, Torquay, DevonClassic Film Club - Arsenic & Old Lace (1944)Arsenic and Old Lace is a 1944 American black comedy film directed by Frank Capra and starring Cary Grant. It was based on Joseph Kesselring's play Arsenic and Old Lace. The script adaptation was by Julius J. Epstein and Philip G. Epstein.[3] The contract with the play's producers stipulated that…
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6th Feb 2020 - 6th Feb 2020

Classic Film Club - Shadow of a Doubt (1943), Torquay Museum, Torquay, DevonClassic Film Club - Shadow of a Doubt (1943)Shadow of a Doubt is a 1943 American psychological thriller film noir directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and starring Teresa Wright and Joseph Cotten. Written by Thornton Wilder, Sally Benson, and Alma Reville, the film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Story for Gordon McDonell. In 1991, the…
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13th Feb 2020 - 13th Feb 2020

Classic Film Club - Singing in the Rain (1951), Torquay Museum, Torquay, DevonClassic Film Club - Singing in the Rain (1951)Singin' in the Rain is a 1952 American musical-romantic comedy film directed and choreographed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, starring Kelly, Donald O'Connor, and Debbie Reynolds. It offers a lighthearted depiction of Hollywood in the late 1920s, with the three stars portraying performers caught…
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20th Feb 2020 - 20th Feb 2020

Classic Film Club - Double Indemnity (1944), Princess Theatre, Torquay, DevonClassic Film Club - Double Indemnity (1944)Double Indemnity is a 1944 film noir directed by Billy Wilder, co-written by Wilder and Raymond Chandler, and produced by Buddy DeSylva and Joseph Sistrom. The screenplay was based on James M. Cain's 1943 novella of the same name, which originally appeared as an eight-part serial in Liberty…
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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:

  • Richard121960
    Potters Bar, United Kingdom
    Well worth a visit
    5 of 5 stars
    7th Nov 2019
    Normally visit the area in the spring and autumn. This time we decided to visit the museum which was excellent and had something for everyone. The layout is pretty well done and staff are on hand to... Read full review
  • 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

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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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Registered address 5 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, Devon, England, TQ2 5JG.
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