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Torquay Museum


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)
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 16:00*

* 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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23rd June 2018 - 24th June 2018

Charity Paranormal InvestigationGate Keepers Paranormal welcome you to join us in Torquay for this exceptional, unique venue. Paul and Chrissie will be looking after you on the night, and we may have another couple of hosts join us to make sure you have the best experience through the night. For those of you who have been...
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23rd June 2018 - 24th June 2018

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12th July 2018 - 12th July 2018

16th Aug 2018 - 16th Aug 2018

Print Night at Torquay MuseumJoin the Squircle Arts team for a night of printmaking at Torquay Museum. Take inspiration from the Museum's galleries and collections. Learn various printing methods. Create beautiful prints that you can take home with you. Thursday 17th May: Birds, Bugs and Beasts - Lino Cuts. Thursday 14th June:...
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16th Sept 2018 - 16th Sept 2018

Christie Mystery Day - 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. A limited number of tickets will be available, for £30 each, including a buffet lunch. Guests...
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16th Sept 2018 - 16th Sept 2018

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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Recent Reviews:

  • Mike A
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Good local museum
    4 of 5 stars
    12th June 2018
    Visited today. One of the more expensive museums in the area although you can get a free return visit ticket - might be worth picking up an English Riviera Attractions Passport which gets you 15% off... Read full review
  • Bill C
    Interesting local museum
    4 of 5 stars
    10th June 2018
    A cheap visit for two with student discount and a 10% off coupon - an interesting display of Agatha Christie memorabilia and local explorer heroes such as Percy Fawcett. Kids will love the Lego... Read full review
  • Kayleigh D
    Trip Type:
    Fantastic place to visit
    5 of 5 stars
    8th June 2018
    I booked a mini break just to visit the museum. It’s something that interests me a lot so was really excited to visit. The staff were amazing and so friendly and informative, the museum was very... Read full review



Attraction Facilities

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Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.After 1600.

Key Features

  • Indoor Attraction
  • Max group size - 100
  • Min group size - 10


  • 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

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge)


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Licensed cafe serving tea, coffee, light snacks and lunches. Seating for 33. .

Payment Methods

  • TIC Staff Admitted Free

Establishment Features

  • Open All Year
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets

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

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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

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