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“Very interesting museum”
Review of Torquay Museum

Torquay Museum
Ranked #18 of 63 things to do in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Very interesting museum”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

The museum is in a lovely building. The staff is very friendly, helpful and very knowledgable. Especially went to see the Agatha Christie exhibitions and was not disappointed. Would have love to stay longer, but seeing that it was a beautiful day the kids wanted to go to the beach. I think on a rainy day one can spend a couple of hours here.

Visited June 2013
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“Holiday Visit”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

Very pleasant attraction full of lots of exhibits and things of interest. The Agatha Christie part is very interesting and the staff were very helpful when my son felt a bit ill.

Visited August 2013
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Newton Aycliffe
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Agatha Christie”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

Good place to spend a few hours in bad weather. Hands on exhibitions suitable for children. Agatha Christie exhibition was very interesting though I would have liked to see and learn more about her.

Visited July 2013
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Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
“A great day out!”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

Upon reading a previous review I felt compelled to right a travesty of justice, not only is Torquay museum fun and incredible value for money, entertaining myself my son aged 4 and my two friends for a whole day, but also has some of the finest information available about local heroes and explores, the staff are incredibly helpful and take the time to bring what should be a fun hour into a fantastic day, packed full of information about people and places that define all the great aspects of our incredible past.

The reviewer before should have perhaps had the foresight to walk into the building before reviewing it poorly, older should be wiser as he states but wisdom does not come if you just look at the front door of a museum, perhaps it's found in learning from whats inside and as a father looking to entertain my son it was second to none.

Visited July 2013
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“To much to get in”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

This is far to much to get in.....we walked to it one day and was told we would need and hour to go around ...so they didn't let us in....so walked back to hotel...went back next day and saw how much it cost so Didn't go in anyway....young couple coming out said forget it.....we are older....and now wiser.

Visited July 2013
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