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Address: 529 Babbacombe Rd, Torquay TQ1 1HG, England
Phone Number: +44 1803 293975
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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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Worth a visit (especially if the weather is less welcoming!)

Our first long visit was in April 2015 when there was an exhibition of Torquay Utd memorabilia. This time we called in to ask for some advice on attarctions-the people were very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
CheshireCat42
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first long visit was in April 2015 when there was an exhibition of Torquay Utd memorabilia. This time we called in to ask for some advice on attarctions-the people were very helpful & the shop is well run/stocked.

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Thank CheshireCat42
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

was looking forward to the Agatha Christie display-but most displays too small-lots of stairs even with the lift access

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Thank fiatbubble
Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just happened to pop into the museum to see Christie exhibition. After we bought some souvenir and books at the museum shop, the staff kindly gave us a piece of information about a nice tea room Angels. That was a really good choice, thank you very much! We shall go back!

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Thank neko s
Torquay_Museum, Front Office Manager at Torquay Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am so glad that you enjoyed the Agatha Christie exhibition and am glad that you enjoyed your afternoon tea at Angels in Babbacombe. Hopefully we will see you again soon. More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Every time visit the Museum I am so glad I did and I always learn some thing new. Its not a huge place but there is so much to learn, well worth a visit.

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Thank Robert R
Torquay_Museum, Front Office Manager at Torquay Museum, responded to this review

Dear Robert, I am so glad that you enjoyed your visit to Torquay Museum. Hopefully we will see you again soon as we have a new exhibition starting on the 13th Feb until September, which is Claws! The Humans History of Cats where you can use your yearly ticket to return free of charge. Many thanks More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I visited the museum with my friend and her two boys aged 9 and 7. We were greeted at reception paid for our entry which is valid for a year. The staff explained what was available and directed us to the activities. There was an excellent Christmas activity were the children were able to decorate a candle, make a penguin... More 

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Thank Mikben
Torquay_Museum, Front Office Manager at Torquay Museum, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, thank you for your lovely review. I am so glad that you enjoyed the activities at Christmas time & the museum in general. We do try to make sure that there is something for all ages in the museum. I will make sure that the staff involved in this event know how much you enjoyed it. Hopefully you... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Great variety of exhibits and very child friendly. Pay once, keep your ticket and return as many times as you like within a year. Very good value. My grandchildren, 3 and 7 , love visiting Torquay Museum. Yesterday they did a mucu trail, finding presents with letters attached. Also made Christmas candles, a paper plate wreath and a penguin each... More 

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Thank Holly B
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

An ok local museum, some interesting items but nothing I thought was amazing, I thought the admission price of £6.25 was quite steep for what it was even though you do get admission for one year, but I won't be back

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Thank timwood69
Torquay_Museum, Museum Officer at Torquay Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we are glad that you enjoyed elements of the museum, hopefully you enjoyed the ‘Britain's First Human’s’ temporary exhibition had from Natural History Museum in London . It is a shame you won’t be taking advantage of your free return pass as we have some exciting temporary exhibitions coming up in the new year including ‘Claws... More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Never been here until a few months back. Lots to see and do, great for the kids especially as we went when the Sci-Fi exhibition was on. A years pass with one visit is great too. Only draw back is that they are not open on a Sunday in the winter.

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Thank Matt R
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Fascinating way to spend a wet Saturday morning in November. Very interesting exhibits and excellent collection of Agatha Christie items. Fascinating collection of prehistoric artefacts and fossils. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Realaleman1949
Horndean
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57 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We enjoyed a couple of hours here, enjoyed the Agatha Christie exhibition including re creation of part of Poirots flat.

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