The Secret Museum Exhibition Celebrating 175 Years of Torquay Museum

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Torquay Museum, 529 Babbacombe Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 1HF
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The Secret Museum Exhibition - Celebrating 175 Years of Torquay Museum

 “There is more hidden away than there is on display”

Torquay Museum has exceptionally large and varied collections for a town museum. 175 years of collecting has created an enormous resource of specimens and objects, many are local but there are also items from across the world.

The stores are a secret museum where 99% of the collections are preserved, held in trust for future generations to study and enjoy. There are many reasons why the Museum cannot and sometimes does not display the items it holds and it certainly does not have space to display everything. This has created a treasure trove often only seen by staff and visiting researchers.

This exhibition has been largely curated by the local community. Many local people have accessed the stores and chosen little known and forgotten objects for display. Sometimes they have researched these items or written interpretation based on what their choice meant to them. So delve into our ‘Secret Museum’ and find treasures that will hopefully fascinate and inspire you. 

 

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The Secret Museum Exhibition Celebrating 175 Years of Torquay Museum (12 June 2021 - 4 Sept 2021)
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