Torquay Museum

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529 Babbacombe Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 1HG

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About Us

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 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

25th May 2019 - 8th Sept 2019

Bare Bones, Torquay Museum, Torquay, DevonBare Bones ExhibitionA Torquay Museum Exhibit A family - friendly interactive summer exhibition that explores the fascinating World of animal skeletons, which have evolved into a mind - boggling variety of forms since the first vertebrates appeared around 520 million years ago. A wide variety of exhibitions are hosted…
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20th July 2019 - 20th July 2019

Meet a Roman Soldier Day, Torquay Museum, Torquay, DevonMeet a Roman Soldier DayRoman soldiers in full armour are coming to Torquay Museum for a fun-filled family-friendly Meet a Roman Soldier Day, when visitors will learn more about what it was like to serve in the Roman Army 2,000 years ago and be able to try on arms and armour. Visitors will encounter friendly and…
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17th Aug 2019 - 17th Aug 2019

Murder Mystery at Torquay Museum - The Curse of Amenhotep - Babbacombe Road, Torquay, DevonMurder Mystery: The Curse of AmenhotepTorquay 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 Amenhotep. A murder has been committed. Is this the infamous Curse of Amenhotep or is it a robbery gone wrong?
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15th Sept 2019 - 15th Sept 2019

Christie Mystery Day at Torquay Museum, Torquay Museum, Torquay, DevonChristie Mystery Day at Torquay MuseumTorquay Museum will be celebrating Agatha Christie's birthday in style this year when it opens its doors exclusively for a special Christie Mystery Day, packed with events for fans of the Queen of Crime. Last year's event was a huge success where fans not only enjoyed a wide range of activities but…
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13th Dec 2019 - 14th Dec 2019

Great Gale of Brixham 1866, Torquay, DevonThe Great Gale of Brixham 1866This researched local history drama tells the true story of the 1866 Great Gale of Brixham, from which many parts of the town, to this day are affected, and which is the direct cause of Torbay having her own RNLI lifeboat. In January 1866, a freak easterly storm came up, destroying much of the…
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Recent Reviews:

  • 94BarbaraL
    Poole, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Interesting small museum
    4 of 5 stars
    5th June 2019
    A purpose built museum with some beautifully designed displays. Quite a mixture of local history (including explorers who set off from the area) and natural history, with a small but interesting... Read full review
  • Patrick A
    Bedford, United Kingdom
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    Couples
    A fine local museum with a few special bonuses
    5 of 5 stars
    3rd July 2019
    This is a very pleasant local museum which offers all the sections you normally expect plus a few star exhibitions which make sure that it stands out from the crowd. The Agatha Christie exhibition is... Read full review
  • Howesthat
    Halesowen, United Kingdom
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    Couples
    Agatha Christie!
    5 of 5 stars
    5th July 2019
    We were driving through Torquay when I spotted that the museum had an Agatha Christie exhibition, so we went back the next day to have a look. The gentleman on the desk (a volunteer) was super... 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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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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