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Torquay Museum

Address: 529 Babbacombe Rd, Torquay TQ1 1HG, England
Phone Number: +44 1803 293975
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Ranked #16 of 30 Attractions in Torquay
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Travel back through 400 million years of time at Torquay Museum - a hands-on family-friendly...
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Type: Specialty Museums, 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 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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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I went with my wife, son-in law and 5 year old grandson. As they live in Torquay the ticket gives them access for a whole year , which is fantastic value for money. If the thought of a five year old in a museum is strange to you don't let it worry you ! There are a variety of interactive... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Visit on the odd occasion with the kids. Kids love it as it has technical things that keep them enjoying going. They have things that help them understand in a modern way what things are about such as the Lara Croft depicting the modern day explorer. Good cafe as well and you can come back for a year with just... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This delightful building has within it a museum that has lost its way and has most certainly betrayed its heritage in search of a cheap and flashy success. This museum had, as its original purpose we understand, the preservation and display of a marvellous collection of significant artifacts from a nearby cave system. It also is at the center of... More 

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Rugby, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

i know u have to pay to get in but u tickets last a whole year we went twice when we where on holiday and my son did not want to leave he is 10 years old it a hands on museum loads of thing for the kids to touch and press bottons fab take you kids they will love... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

What a fascinating museum, in a lovely, grand old building, well maintained and full of interesting exhibits. The museum attracts touring exhibitions often with a local connection. Cafe is reasonably priced as is gift shop.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

It was small but perhaps this is a good thing. Not that easy to find. I wish I had had time to look at the other sections.

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Enfield
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7 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Larger than expected, consisting of three floors. Different exhibits in each of them. Top floor is about world travel in olden times, then there is the Agatha Christie life story and a temporary exhibit of WW1 and WW2. It took us a couple of hours to view and your entry ticket gives you a year to return. If you need... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Ok museum, we picked up a brochure which makes the museum look and sound great. Although when you pay once you get free entry for a year we will not be visiting again. Nice section on the war, bits on the area's animals e.t.c. The children completed a quiz and was told to hand it in for a prize for... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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