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Torquay Museum

529 Babbacombe Rd, Torquay TQ1 1HG, England
+44 1803 293975
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Ranked #20 of 36 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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Peterborough
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Always pop in to the shop even if I haven't time to see the museum. Thry have the most interesting leaflets - this time I piked up several Civic Society leaflets linked to famous people of the past or specific buildings. This time I bought the small booklet about the Brinels in Torbay - an excellent read. Aldo look out... More

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This museum is good value and the Hercule Poirot and Agatha Christie exhibits are interesting, the sets from Poirot's study and living room were donated by the TV company after filming the last episode of the popular series.

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Devon, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

A excellent place to visit and the pay one price and free for the rest of the year is so worth it we have gone to so many different exhibits and craft days...with grandkids age 2 and 6 they never get bored of going.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Pleasantly surprised by the range and different exhibits. The staff were helpful and its good to see the local perspective, linking to national history. Hope it continues to develop and grow: lots of potential and well worth a visit.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I went to see the Agatha Christie display. This was quite small, but there was lots of information about the books, and the TV series.

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Frome, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I can't believe some of the reviews here - this a brilliant museum! We visited with our 8 year old granddaughter and 4 year old friend and we all had a great time. All the museum staff we met were friendly and helpful. The displays are interesting and well presented. Plenty of hands on stuff for children. We all agreed... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Being an Agatha Christie fan I wanted to have a look here being told there was a good section about her, enjoyed the whole museum but would have liked to have seen a bit more about the history of Torquay itself.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

My kids really enjoyed the 'dragons egg' trail here, it had them hooked and engaged with the exhibits for the duration of our 1.5hour visit. The lady at the reception was greatly encouraging of the children being welcome at the museum, and it's good to know that once you have been once, you can use your ticket for unlimited entry... More

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Okehampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

there was not a lot of info here, the only reason I went was because there was a section on Agatha Christie and it had a walking stick that David Suchet has lent the museum to be displayed along with other items relating to Agatha Christie. also I thought that the entrance cost was a bit high

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Scotland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We visited the museum recently purely for the Agatha Christie gallery as our son is a huge fan of Poirot. On arrival, we were fortunate to get parked directly opposite in some on-street parking, There is no specific parking at the museum other than one pre-bookable disabled spot. The staff in the shop were extremely friendly and helpful and kitted... More

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