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Torquay Museum

529 Babbacombe Rd, Torquay TQ1 1HG, England
01803 293975
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Ranked #20 of 34 attractions in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: Fans of Agatha Christie mysteries will love this museum, which displays unique personal photographs and other items related to the famous author's... more » Owner description: Fans of Agatha Christie mysteries will love this museum, which displays unique personal photographs and other items related to the famous author's life and career. « less
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Okehampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

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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17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

It was a long climb up to the museum and it took a while and several lots of directions to get there. Gasping for a cup of tea and the tea shop was sadly closed. (Out of Season) That being said, there is so much to do here if you are a child but we found it interesting enough to... More

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Totnes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

£5.70 to visit a museum - not a special exhibition but their regular collection - why bother? There are much better free museums in Exeter and Plymouth. The only stuff of importance there relates to William Pengelly and Kent's cavern. This should be taken somewhere where they know what to do with it. Unfortunately this museum focuses on the third-rate... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

A little expensive but worth a visit, the Agatha Christie display is interesting. Some more history of area would be good.

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Torbay, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I was really disappointed with my visit to Torquay museum. I was very much looking forward to seeing lots of local history and learning about the heritage etc... Not sure whether I went at the wrong time but there was minimal local history other than agatha Christie (clinging on to a claim to fame maybe?), but I found the whole... More

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Enjoyed our visit to Torquay museum but there are plenty of other museums in the area that are free or cheaper that are just as good. That said, it's worth going for a couple of hours on a rainy day. Appeared to be understaffed as the lady issuing tickets was running back and forth to the shop and the cafe... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I popped into this museum as I wanted to see the Agatha Christie room. The whole museum was amazing and very informative with a variety of things to look at on all floors including the Agatha Christie room (props and furniture from one or two of the films made from her books), an old style inside of a Devon farmhouse... More

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Torquay
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8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

If you have the time save your money and head to Exeter museum instead as Torquay mueseum is inpoor state, over priced and very confusing. There is a real lack of infomation on items and to much mix up, would be ok if was free but not worth going at those asking prices

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Exeter
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

We primarily went to visit the museum after discovering that it had an Agatha Christie gallery, being a huge fan of the author this was something that I was keen to see. The display was fantastic including costumes, pieces of furniture and various books on display - there was even Poirot's walking stick! There were plenty of information boards around... More

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