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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 day we went there was a sci to exhibition, very well presented and plenty of live characters to keep the kids entertained. Nice little place to visit, the place to visit if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Brixham, United Kingdom
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Brixham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

The day we went there was a sci to exhibition, very well presented and plenty of live characters to keep the kids entertained. Nice little place to visit, the place to visit if you like Agatha Christie as she was local and based her stories in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Tucked away from the beach and shops. well worth a visit with the kids on any day to get away from the heat of the sun or wind and rain. Great for kids and adults alike. Something for everyone. Lovely little cafe too.

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Banbury, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

was very accesable for me with a disability lift in use for each floor easy to get around and very imfomative cafe next door very friendly fresh homemadefood well worth a vist

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Fairly basic fare but served with thought and consideration. Very good. Good selection of hot food and the atmosphere is excellent. Plan a visit to the museum to take in lunch.

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

reasonably priced, fantastic exibits, we come here time and time again! fabulous for all ages, young or old.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

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 attraction reviews
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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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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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Address: Address: 529 Babbacombe Rd, Torquay TQ1 1HG, England
Phone Number: +44 1803 293975
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay

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