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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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Good Museum

Very interesting museum, has an excellent Agatha Christie section, with some items from the Poirot TV series. Also has a nice café and good gift shop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Didn't find it that interesting. Went specifically for the Agatha Christie exhibition some interesting bits and pieces.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

The best museum, cozy...and quality!with excellent workers..One of the best things to enjoy in the area

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Very interesting museum, has an excellent Agatha Christie section, with some items from the Poirot TV series. Also has a nice café and good gift shop.

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Tampa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Inexpensive history lesson with nice displays, including a section dedicated to Agatha Christie. There was an large section detailing the role Torquay played in the Normandy invasion, and quite a lot of local lore.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is a slendid museum The range of displays is excellent,ranging from millions of years ago to the 20th century.And to have the oldest human remains and only Agatha Christie display in the world is brilliant.Can,t wait to see the Scifi exhibition this summer they are holding.Well worth a visit.

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Torquay, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Considering you pay to get into this dated place you would be better saving your money and go to Exeter a free fare better not dated place to go there's a cafe at exter to

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Torquay_Museum, Manager at Torquay Museum, responded to this review

Thank-you for your recent comments – we always appreciate feedback from our visitors and are disappointed that you did not enjoy your visit. Unfortunately Torquay Museum has to levy admission charges as it is an independent museum and registered charity, with no central government funding and a small grant from Torbay Council. Charging for admissions is Torquay Museum’s only way... More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Been to this Museum on many occasions just because it has a wealth of exhibits for the Torbay area during past and recent years, it has something for everyone whether your a local or a holidaymaker. For those Agatha Christie fans there is a fantastic exhibit on her life and work also the various actors who played Jane Marple and... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We, a couple in our early 70's from Indiana in the USA, visited England for the first time in large part to visit this area where Agatha Christie lived and wrote. Many mementos from the ITV Studio which produced the extraordinary Hercule Poirot mysteries starring David Suchet and Miss Marple mysteries primarily with Joan Hickson are here. Examples include clothing... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Did not dislike any of it , the exhibits were well presented found out allot of things i didn`t know about explorers . Plus you have Agatha Cristies life story .

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Torquay Museum is just that, a treasure trove of what Torquay (and Torbay) is all about. Agatha Christie and her creations are very well represented and there is a wealth of interesting exhibitions and displays. For the football fan, there is currently an excellent one devoted to Torquay United - more interesting than you would think!

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