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Torquay Museum

529 Babbacombe Rd, Torquay TQ1 1HG, England
+44 1803 293975
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Ranked #19 of 39 Attractions in Torquay
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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, come face-to-face with North-West Europe's oldest human fossil and explore Ancient Egypt, including the coffin of a 2,500 year old mummified boy. Then follow the incredible journeys made by Torquay's famous explorers, from the frozen wastes of the Antarctic to the depths of the Brazilian rainforest. « less
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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We've been here a few days ago and enjoyed looking through all the exhibitions. I got a particularly creepy vibe from the Egypt section, considering there was an actual child mummy there. But all in all it was very fun, especially how many sections were interactive, so you have fun learning. The interactive aspect to the museum is a great... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We are great Agatha Christie fans so wanted to see all the Poirot props from the recent TV series [like the beautiful Silver handled cane, and his office furniture] which are in a Gallery in this fascinating Museum. We asked in the local Tourist Information Centre as we were surprised there were no Signposts to it from the Front at... More

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

its a few years since i have been ,my step dad frank used to work there and what i liked about it was every one who came. young & old had a good time its only a few mins from torquay harbour and is well worth your time belive me. & not just for wet days

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Greenville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Enjoyed the museum, particularly the Agatha Christie and current WWII exhibits. Very welcoming staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

First dont believe the directions on the museum website. It is not 5 minutes from the clock tower it is vigorous 10 minutes up a steady gradient. Having said that it is worth the effort. It is charming local museum. For me the the highlight is the Agatha Christie exhibit. Did you know she has only been outsold by the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The reason we selected Torquay was because my wife is a big Agatha Christie fan so therefore a visit to the museum to see the set furniture from the Poirot series was a must. I have to say that the rest of the museum is also well laid out with some good exhibits and well worth a visit. There is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The museum is situated about a five minute walk from the centre of Torquay, and is a fascinating place to while away a few hours. It's good value too, as if you pick up a Visitors' Passport booklet from either the Tourist Information centre, or your hotel, there's a 15% discount off the entry fee. In addition, if you keep... More

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Well laid out and very good exhibits. Very informative also child friendly as some very good interactive exhibits for them to participate in.

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Wareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We walked right past the museum , assuming it was part of the church it was next too , but having found it we were very impressed and also saddened by the fact that it may have to close . There was a very interesting agatha christie section , though ,if the museum gets it's reprieve I think they could... More

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

There is so much to see in this museum. Better than your average town museum with excellent up to date displays. Always something new to see with regular special displays. The staff are really helpful too and you could also join the friends of the museum and get involved!

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