We recently visited Torre Abbey whilst staying near Torquay. The Spanish barn is such a great building and I thoroughly enjoyed the Gormley work there. However inside the abbey has a completely different feel. Staff were friendly enough but my partner who was heading for the toilet got told off by a member of staff, for not looking at the information on the wall which I thought was a bit cheeky! And the same member of staff proved to be a bit patronising later when we were looking at the artwork, she spoke to us like we were about 12!
I would like to read more historial information but it was all a tad bitty. And there are far too many white walls and empty exhibition spaces and I really didn't like the glass work that was on display, not inspiring at all! I wisjh overall that the spaces inside were used more effectively. Despite all that there are some nice gardens and interesting aspects to the place, just mind you don't get told off!
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