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

18th Oct 2018 - 24th Feb 2019

Fatal Flu: Spanish Flu and the Threat of Pandemic, Torquay Museum, Torquay, DevonFlatal Flu: Spanish Flu and the Threat of PandemicRapidly spreading and killing millions, the so called "Spanish Flu" of 1918 was the most deadly pandemic in human history. Fatal Flu: Spanish Flu and the Threat of Pandemic, an exciting new project run by Torquay Museum and funded by Wellcome, will explore the personal stories behind this deadly...
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18th Jan 2019 - 19th Jan 2019

1st Feb 2019 - 2nd Feb 2019

William Shakespeare's Macbeth, South Devon Players, Brixham Theatre and Torquay Museum, DevonWilliam Shakespeare's MacbethPerforming William Shakespeare's original unabridged text, the award-winning South Devon Players Theatre & Film Company, homegrown in Brixham, bring this drama to life in an all-new production. This classic tale of ambition, destiny and murder takes place in the near future, dramatized across a...
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3rd Apr 2019 - 3rd Apr 2019

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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1st Feb 2019 - 2nd Feb 2019

William Shakespeare's Macbeth, Torquay Museum, Torquay, DevonWilliam Shakespeare's MacbethNationally award-winning local theatre company, The South Devon Players, brings Shakespeare's classic Macbeth to life in ambitious new production. A wide variety of exhibitions are hosted throughout the year by the Museum, from child-friendly summer blockbusters to fascinating exhibitions about...
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Recent Reviews:

  • PeteC-CaroleB
    Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    A great town museum
    5 of 5 stars
    2nd Jan 2019
    I (Peter) could spend only 90 minutes here on New Year's Eve and thoroughly enjoyed my visit although, unfortunately, I had time to see only half of what was on show but this included an excellent... Read full review
  • Jane T
    new yrs night
    5 of 5 stars
    15th Jan 2019
    loved this venue & recommend a visit even as a museum during daytime but at night for different venues come a long if you get the chance too. Read full review
  • Michael S
    Watton, England, United Kingdom
    Educational Trip
    4 of 5 stars
    17th Jan 2019
    Very enlightening visit to expand your local knowledge of Torquay. It's not a big meuseum and can be done in less than an hour but there are some interesting exhibits. Like all indoor attractions... 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
  • 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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Registered address 5 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, Devon, England, TQ2 5JG.
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