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£7.10 per ticket
Child (3-16 years)£4.40 per ticket
Child (under 3)Free
Family (1 Adult & 2 Children)£13.50 per ticket
Family (2&2)£19.70 per ticket
Senior/Student£5.50 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 3.15pm). 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 July 2020 - 31st Dec 2020

Bare Bones, Torquay Museum, Torquay, DevonClaws! The Human History of Cats ExhibitionExploring the relationship of cats and humans from distant prehistory until the present day, including cats in Ancient Egypt, Myth and Magic and Man eaters, this exhibition will run until the beginning of September and will include many specimens from our extensive collections.  A must for all cat…
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Recent Reviews:

  • G B
    Exeter, United Kingdom
    Underwhelming and poor value for money.
    2 of 5 stars
    26th Aug 2020
    There are superior museums that are free within Devon so I can't recommend Torquay museum, as it didn't feel like value for money. It's Soviet Union collection is quite interesting, as is the Agatha... Read full review
  • 666fleure
    Torquay, United Kingdom
    The Russians are Coming!
    5 of 5 stars
    2nd Sept 2020
    Went to see the new exhibition The Russians are Coming, based on the activity and interest of the Russians in Torbay during the Cold War. Lots of engrossing information, well presented, and some... Read full review
  • davenjacky
    Stafford, United Kingdom
    Interesting museum
    4 of 5 stars
    5th Sept 2020
    Beautiful building with a good shop. The museum is on several floors. Varying topics on display including nature, explorers and Agatha Christie. ITV Poirot sets very interesting. 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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Company number 10237792.
Registered address 5 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, Devon, England, TQ2 5JG.
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