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Torquay Museum

529 Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 1HG, England
+44 1803 293975
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Good for a rainy day

If you are looking for something to do on a rainy day then this will fill an hour. They had a Star... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Andy C
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Bracknell, England, United Kingdom
Jane Austen's letter to her sister.

My visit was primarily to see a letter written by Jane Austen to her sister which has been on... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
LesleyK806
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Torquay, 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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  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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529 Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 1HG, England
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+44 1803 293975
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are looking for something to do on a rainy day then this will fill an hour. They had a Star Wars exhibition on when we visited, but was mostly old toys and dressed up models. Flyer listed a lightsabre that was used in...More

Thank Andy C
Reviewed 5 days ago

My visit was primarily to see a letter written by Jane Austen to her sister which has been on display this week, unfortunately it will only be on view for another 2 days. It was brilliant to see this original letter dated 1799. Amazing. Thoroughly...More

Thank LesleyK806
Reviewed 5 days ago

I went to see the Jane Austen letter (to her sister Cassandra written in 1799) and am so glad I did. This is a lovely small and friendly museum with a pretty little tea room. The whole building was very clean and bright and comfortable,...More

Thank Annie D H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A fantastic museum, incorporating the best of traditional style exhibits and innovative displays (particularly liked the features made by Kneehigh Theatre). Exhibits regularly change, so are good for visitors to the area and for locals. Current ones include fairytales, focussing on several popular stories illustrated...More

Thank Cain_H1975
Reviewed 1 week ago

The displays are looking very tired and old now especially the stuffed animals which haven't changed since I was a child. Occasionally have special displays on however these are usually in just a small room, the rest of the museum stays the same so really...More

Thank Sarah M
Torquay_Museum, Manager at Torquay Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry you thought the museum only deserved 1 star. We do try our best to keep the museum looking its best, but we have very limited funds and staff, as well as a 150 year old building to maintain and 300,000 objects to look after,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went mainly for the Star Wars toys exhibition which was great fun, but also enjoyed the Fairy Tales exhibits and the more traditional sections. The staff were all very friendly and helpful from buying the tickets to having lunch in the cafe afterwards. Well worth...More

Thank Stuart_S007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went mainly for star wars exhibition but found whole experience enjoyable and if you have children there are some activities . Nicely set out and well presented .Enjoyed the couple of hours spent there.

Thank alan2wnsend1103
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a hill This museum is equipped for the less able bodied and able bodied, The staff here literally went above and beyond to answer any questions we had. everyone who visits Torquay should pay this place a visit,with its delightful old worldly charm mixed...More

Thank Tamara D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for the Star Wars exhibition.It wasn't much tbf.The star wars corner i have at home is better. Agatha Christie section is interesting

Thank ross b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited here once there's not much to see and its quite expensive for what it is it wont take you long to go round

Thank paulamichelle c
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Nice186259
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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
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