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Torquay Museum

529 Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 1HG, England
+44 1803 293975
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Expecting not much, learned a lot

We went to Babbacombe Bay for our honeymoon 6 yrs ago and after driving past the museum then I said... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melody T
Sheffield, United Kingdom
via mobile
Still as good as ever

Always ensure visiting local museums when on holiday and for our 2nd visit to hear it was just as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leek, United Kingdom
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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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529 Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 1HG, England
+44 1803 293975
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Babbacombe Bay for our honeymoon 6 yrs ago and after driving past the museum then I said to my husband "we must visit there next time we're in the area" ... so we did While staying in Fistral this museum was on...More

Thank Melody T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always ensure visiting local museums when on holiday and for our 2nd visit to hear it was just as good as the first time. Many things to see and view.

Thank Crystal1969
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the museum the other day and I was pleasantly surprised. It's not very big but for kids it has quite a few interactive things for them. Lived here for years and never visited before. Would recommend on a rainy day

Thank HairnClaire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family of eight, admission entitles all of us to as many visits as we like for the rest of the year, which is very good value for money. The attractions which we enjoyed as a group, Agatha Christie, fairy tales, dinosaurs, and the ancestors floor...More

Thank Anthony N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my 4 year old to the Star Wars exhibition, actually, I went to the Star Wars exhibition and made my son come with. Baba Fet was waiting outside in the rain. He was too nice to really be Baba Fet! I think. I think...More

Thank Suchard12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit a lot of museums but this is one of the most interactive and well designed museums I have visited. The displays were relevant, interactive and easy to understand by all ages without being patronising. There was something for everyone, geologists, archaeologists, historians, book...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have often talked about visiting this museum on our many stays in the area - but it was the Star Wars toys exhibition that finally drew us in. We were so impressed - Torquay Museum has so much more than we were expecting. The...More

Thank SarahG28683
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice museum with friendly staff. First visit is payable but free entry for the rest of the year. Lovely and quaint. Star Wars Toys well worth seeing 😊

Thank Growlersmum
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We visited the museum to see the Starwars Toy exhibition. The range of things to look at was pretty good and they have pulled out the stops to gather some interesting items to display. Some really rare and valuable toys. They did however advertise an...More

Thank M8x1mus
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Passing through Torquay we decided to visit the Star Wars 'May the Toys be with you' exhibition here. We were very impressed and then stayed to look round the rest. Had a super time. Staff very friendly and helpful.

Thank Jan P
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30 March 2016|
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Response from Torquay_Museum | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for your message. A discount voucher for 15% off can be obtained from the Tourist Office in the English Riviera Passport booklet. We also offer a discounted rate for senior citizens, low income people, NHS... More