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 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
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

22nd Sept 2018 - 22nd Sept 2018

Ghost Hunt at Torquay MuseumFancy a spine-chilling ghost hunting night in a spooky, atmospheric Victorian museum? Well if you’re fascinated by ghosts and the paranormal, and have ever wondered if there really is something “on the other side”, then now is your chance to join the Ghosts and Paranormal Seekers team on a...
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6th Oct 2018 - 6th Oct 2018

10th Nov 2018 - 10th Nov 2018

8th Dec 2018 - 8th Dec 2018

Murder Mystery at Torquay Museum - The Curse of Amenhotep6pm - 8pm (If this event sells out there will be an additional event from 8:30pm – 10:30pm) Tickets £25 each Torquay Museum is the unique setting for an exciting and unusual fully interactive Ancient Egyptian Murder Mystery evening. A priceless Egyptian artefact has been stolen - the Stone of...
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Recent Reviews:

  • louise g
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Holiday visit
    5 of 5 stars
    17th Sept 2018
    A pleasant museum that’s a bit like a tardis. Much more to see inside than I expected as I walked up to it. There’s a real effort made in presenting the information in several ways to appeal to... Read full review
  • alilon56
    Derbyshire, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Agatha Christie Mystery Day
    1 of 5 stars
    16th Sept 2018
    So, so disappointed with the Agatha Christie Day. At a cost of £30 each we expected a better day - it wasn't as it was described. Too many foreign screenings and radio plays - now whilst AG sold her... Read full review
  • GeorginaPatrick
    Plymouth, United Kingdom
    A small interesting museum
    3 of 5 stars
    10th Sept 2018
    We went as there was a Lego exhibition, which was quite good. There was a question sheet for the children which meant they had to look around. There was an opportunity to build some things out of... 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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Tel+44 01803 293975

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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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