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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Marion P
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Burlington, Canada
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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 1 week 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Thank zara168
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Surprisingly good. Worth visiting, interesting displays that the whole family enjoyed. Would recommend. Lovely cafe as well.

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Thank James R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although this museum is spread over several floors it has some great displays for young and old. A wide variety of information which will please everyone. Agatha Christie's temporary display was great. I would definitely go back.

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Thank Pball7
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this museum and was shocked to have to pay as all our museums in Hull are free.. and are far superior. was nothing special

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Thank Joanne L
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it Plenty to see and do I have a 8 year old who enjoy every think Really good day out for all the family

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East Yorkshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was okay. The gift shop didn't have much selection. This museum would probably be best suited to older couples.

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Thank TracyEastYorkshire
Yateley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

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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Thank Matthew S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

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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