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Torquay Museum

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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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Ideal for a rainy day

The museum is, quite understandably, concerned mostly with the history of Torquay and its surroundings but is extremely well presented and interesting. They have a permanent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Kevin C
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Yateley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a variety of different exhibitions, including Agatha Christie, Star Wars, Samurai and Egypt. A decant range to kid-friend games and interactive exhibits. Definitely worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is our first time in Torquay, with my wife and 2 teenager kids. The kids and especially my wife are big fans of Agatha Christie, which well presented beside all others exhibitions regarding Torquay and the surroundings and its historic relations in the past. They end up buying some original books of Agatha Christie although we have complete collections... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The museum is, quite understandably, concerned mostly with the history of Torquay and its surroundings but is extremely well presented and interesting. They have a permanent Agatha Christie exhibit which is fascinating and also have temporary exhibits which change regularly to make follow-up visits well worthwhile - especially if you take advantage of the season ticket. Last time I visited... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I still had my ticket that lasts a year so popped along. As usual very interesting full of different rooms to visit. They always have special exhibitions going on so worth seeing what is on. The shop is also very good - on a wet day pop along.

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with my two 7 year old daughters on a dull day and it was hard to get them out. Very well presented exhibitions on Samurai (where they got to try armour on) and cats through the ages. Of less interest to them but more to me was the Agatha Christie section. They also were engaged with the Torquay geological... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brilliant time Should sell brand new Agatha Christie books to help pay for costs Very tatty books for sale

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Thank Sue-AnnJean
Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lived here all my life and never visited until this day. I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of facts and interesting things for my little boy to do and learn. I will definitely visit again! Cafe also was very good.

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Thank tiffany r
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice little museum , Lots of things to see inside we were there for over 2 hours had a great time .They do a quiz for the kids as well.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the museum had a really interesting exhibition on Japanese Samurai at the time we visited and a lovely little tea room/ Café 10% discount with your entry ticket.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the Agatha Christie section, also the Devon farmhouse on the top floor. Lift available. Samurai exhibition was unusual.

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