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Torquay Museum

529 Babbacombe Rd, Torquay TQ1 1HG, England
+44 1803 293975
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Ranked #21 of 37 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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Paignton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

There is so much to see in this museum. Better than your average town museum with excellent up to date displays. Always something new to see with regular special displays. The staff are really helpful too and you could also join the friends of the museum and get involved!

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Stoke-on-Trent
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Sent a few hours wandering around the displays. The Museum is well laid out and flows very well. For me the highlight was the explorers exhibition which is great. I also liked the devon farm house which is nice trip back in time.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

we went to the museum Because it was a rainy day and i wanted to keep the children occupied wow i was amazed i have been to many museams and i have to say the range of history is brilliant me and the kids were busy for hours they even have a real mummy well worth a visit rainy or... More

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Lovely little museum , great price, great displays and interactive parts. But it was disjointed. It didnt flow. There was far too much generic history and not enough of torquays particular history, I came away knowing no more of how torquay was 100 years ago than I did when I went in! Though I read very interesting things about rocks,... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Very informative. Arrived at 3.15 in the afternoon so we were too late to see around the whole museum but will be back for another visit.

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Witham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Great value. Children enjoyed the Egyptian challenge and also completed the various quizes world war 2 exhibition very interesting Cafe quite expensive when visiting as family of 5 though!

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Visited today, been to Torquay hundreds of times but never ventured in. It's excellent for all ages. My daughter loved the quiz trails, my husband and I enjoyed the new facts we learnt about Torbay including Kent's cavern, which is another "must see". We could have spent hours looking at the exhibits, many of which are interactive and very professional.... More

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Torquay,devon
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Torquay museum is a little jewel in the experience that is Torbay. The exhibits are interesting and very informative - who knew global warming is not a new phenomenon (shock horror), or that really old bones were found in Kent's Cavern ( worth a visit in its own right) from so long ago. The special Agatha Christie exhibit was of... More

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Southampton
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My family and I felt that this was one of the best museums we have been to - the World War 2 exhibition was excellent and the lady working in there was so helpful. She told my children aged 6 & 9 about her wartime experience (she was a little girl at the time) so my children learnt lots from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Great exhibition on WWII other displays reasonably interesting. I hope it does not loose funding . It is nice to see that Torquay has it's own museum.

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