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Torquay Museum

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Address: 529 Babbacombe Road, 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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Brilliant Family Day out

Had a wonderful day here. Perfect for the family and the tickets are for a whole year so will definitely be coming again and again!!! Good combination of permanent and temporary... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a wonderful day here. Perfect for the family and the tickets are for a whole year so will definitely be coming again and again!!! Good combination of permanent and temporary exhibitions. However the signage around the building could have been clearer. Couldn't find the famous jawbone at first. Not too difficult to put right Museum people!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow what fun we had hidden extra,s in musuem. Loved it all Great staff. The only issue was the day we went the cafe was closed, but a member of staff recommened somewhere to eat near by Loved solving the safe number and we both took our certificates as I scrapbook our lives, Very disabled friendly indeed and staff really... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Recently watched several films here (Thank you Carl and John) as an adjunct to Official Agatha Christie Festival. Returned to go round Museum itself. Loved learning about Explorers, Devon Farmhouse life and AC herself. Friendly and helpful staff. Good shop to browse in.

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had not visited this place for many a year, but was pleasantly surprised at how it has been transformed. There is a lot to look at and, for that reason, would suggest, if you are local, getting the annual pass to be able to do it in bite size chunks, I particularly enjoyed the Devon longhouse display. A lot of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I ventured out to the museum as a part of our weekend stay in Torquay. Although fairly small, it is still very informative and interesting. They have a large variety of stuffed animals in there too, which is not something you always see. It is quite interactive for children with fossil activities, etchings etc. I was very... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very small museum that could offer a lot more. It's free so that's a bonus! Had a Dalek in there once - that was cool!

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Thank JoMo72
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem of Devon. A great old style museum with such a wide ranging collection. Someone told me there are 1000s more objects of allsorts in the store. Lovely café and friendly staff.

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Thank RoamingManUK
Bath, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I will start by saying that my husband and I really enjoyed the Samurai exhibit and the Agatha Christie section, but the rest was an odd mix of pieces, with badly laid out textual accompaniment. Given that the temporary exhibits were, whilst good quality, quite small, I really think they are being overly ambitious with the prices charged. As other... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quite a hike up from downtown but worth it. I especially enjoyed the Agatha Christie room and found it very interesting to read about her life and view the displays. The walk down was easy and there is a Pub at the bottom of the road!

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Thank Marion P
UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I visited with my two adult children at the start of August this year. It is true that “All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors”. There is a modern lift for the main levels and a large, disability adapted toilet on the ground floor. If you need to get to a maisonette level (like you would for the Agatha Christie exhibition)... More 

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