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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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Very nice, independent museum

Visited today mainly for the Agatha Christie section which was good in itself. Then explored the rest of the collections, nice small museum with interesting local touches and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited today mainly for the Agatha Christie section which was good in itself. Then explored the rest of the collections, nice small museum with interesting local touches and history. Nice to have something like this so close to the harbour, and shops.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is only a small museum. It has a number of good displays ranging from Torquay history to Egyptian history. The Agatha Christie section was a good addition if you like her novels. Overall an okay visit and fairly priced for the size and content on offer.

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chertsey
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

at first not overwhelming but it grows on you, especially the agatha christie section, good museum well worth the cost and a good place for the kids if its raining.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Has a lot of history in here and loved the Agatha Christie story and artefacts, good place to take the children on a rainy day and you can spend as long as you like looking round!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Well presented displays with clear information. Plenty of hands on activities for kids. Torquay United football exhibition interesting

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Popped in on the way past not thinking it would be much but it was brilliant. So much to see and learn. Loved the Agatha Christie area told you so much about her and her stories well worht the viist if only for this. Rooms where you could touch and try which was fun and took photos. Staff were nice... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Very very good Poirot and Agatha Christie exhibition and food and cafe was delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This fine Museum is under threat of closure as funds dry up and needs support! A well presented collection of both local and national value that will reward anyone with a couple of hours to spare. As a writer I liked the Agatha Christie section but the balance of the Museum is well thought out, modern in it's presentations and... More 

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

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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