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Torquay Museum

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Address: 529 Babbacombe Rd, Torquay TQ1 1HG, England
Phone Number: +44 1803 293975
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Description: Travel back through 400 million years of time at Torquay Museum - a...
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.
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The most unexpected, along with the Agatha Christie memorabilia which we purposely wanted to see. TV Dr Who & film info a bonus.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The most unexpected, along with the Agatha Christie memorabilia which we purposely wanted to see. TV Dr Who & film info a bonus.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Not a bad place but not the best, Dr Who exhibit was the highlight of the visit and i am not a Dr Who fan

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Today has been another absolute corker of a day out. From Star Wars and Predator to Egyptian Mummies and Poirot Torquay Museum is a total Tardis of entertainment for adults and kids alike. We started our day on the bus. It was all a bit of a rush to get the picnic ready and organised but once on the bus... More 

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

WOW, this is a must especially for families. Great museum and we were lucky enough to go while they had the exhibition on of films, well characters from those films and TV. We were greeted at the door by, what seemed like, a real Dalek that talked Dalek and moved and exterminated like a Dalek should, very impressive. Next thing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Smallish but intresting museum, with a range of exhibits from modern scifi to local history The modern exhibit had the younger children intrigued whilst we were treated to some intresting facts about the local area,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Great museum - short walk from town. Excellent diverse museum. History of Torquay and also special exhibition about Agatha Christie. Really worth a visit. Also can get ticket which lasts a year and able to return without further payment.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My husband is a huge Star Wars fan and the website seemed to indicate that there would be props and costumes from the Star Wars films. On paying the quite expensive entry fee, we went to see the exhibition which was small, only a handful of costumes and props. The Star Wars costumes consisted of a poor quality R2D2 and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My friend and I visited here a week ago and both loved it! The sci fi exhibition was great! Very educational and loved the Agatha Christie level! Got chased around by a dalek and had a photo with a storm trooper- just a normal day?! The only thing was that I got over charged in the gift shop- however the... More 

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Northampton, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This place is awesome! We were rained off whilst camping in Paignton and we were looking for somewhere indoors to spend a few hours. My Son spotted the flyer at the campsite because of the stormtrooper logo used. We took the plunge and went for it. We were not disappointed We were greeted by a Darlik and then a Stormtrooper!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Visited with the heritage pass I had bought so thought would have a look!!!was fantastic! Local history great, the Agatha Christie room is very informative with interesting displays and at the moment they have a Sci Fi exhibition on which has items from star wars, Dr Who and Back to the future!! One of the highlights of our holiday. Friendly... More 

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