Agatha Christie: Destination Unknown - Torre Abbey

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Torre Abbey, The Kings Drive, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 5JE

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Agatha Christie: Destination Unknown - Torre Abbey, Torquay, Devon

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A journey in poetry, pictures, and archaeology

A new exhibition about Agatha Christie will open in Torre Abbey this autumn. After her mother’s death, an unexpected divorce and her own disappearance, Agatha, already a world-famous author, made a pivotal decision. She needed to escape England and booked a last-minute, solo ticket, on the Simplon-Orient-Express. And with it she changed everything.

She discovered a passion for archaeology and Iraq and found love in the most unlikely of places. This uplifting exhibition uses her own words, photographs, letters and poetry to tell the story of her second marriage to archaeologist Max Mallowan. The result is an intimate glimpse into her extraordinary adventures to the Middle East.

"This new exhibition covers the years after 1930 and my grandmothers second marriage to archaeologist Max Mallowan. It is a unique bird’s eye view of one of the most affectionate and productive relationships of the twentieth century." Mathew Prichard

"A not-to-be-missed exhibition of an Agatha Christie her fans rarely see - Agatha the Traveller, the Photographer, the Archaeologist." John Curran

This exhibition is included in your museum entry. Advanced booking is highly recommended, especially during the International Agatha Christie Festival (11-18 September 2021). 

Why not stay over for this exhibition?  Click here to search for accomodation availability.

  • Suitable for all ages

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Agatha Christie: Destination Unknown (11 Sept 2021 - 28 Nov 2021)
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