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Torquay Museum

529 Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 1HG, England
+44 1803 293975
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Lego exhibit

My son was looking forward to the Lego exhibit as he is mad for Lego. However it was not the best... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
simonthomp
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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Enjoyable musuem

Having done most of the Torquay attractions over several years we thought we have a look at the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bensT9107YL
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Swadlincote, 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
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son was looking forward to the Lego exhibit as he is mad for Lego. However it was not the best exhibit at all after 15 mins even he was bored. There could have been someone from the exhibitors team on hand to chat with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having done most of the Torquay attractions over several years we thought we have a look at the Museum and it was time well spent. It is a short walk from the harbour so also near bus stops and car parks. A warm friendly welcome...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family have just been into the museum and i sat outside having a coffee at Pengelly's cafe. Got a very warm welcome from the gent serving and a lovely cup of coffee.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Plus points: Good for kids with education areas and puzzles to solve etc. Good access. Coffee bar. Good gift shop. Minus points: A few questionable exhibits - stuffed animals - a small biblical (and therefore mythical) Noah's ark display bang in the middle of an...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Torquay Museum is not far from the harbour, just a few hundred yards, it is very interesting and has much to see. We haven't visited it since the sixties, but I'm pretty sure it's much the same. It's worth a visit.

Thank Mike T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was convinced we had taken a wrong turn or missed a floor because I couldn't believe that there wasn't more for the £6.70 entrance charge. Exeter museum is much better and free. Unless you want to do something in particular then I would say...More

Thank Jackie12Devon
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A much bigger museum than first expected. Very interesting. Has a whole floor on famous explorers from the Torquay area including Percy Fawcett (Lost island if Z), Darwin, etc. Also Torquay's past history from cave times to the current day, the Geopark. Interactive and great...More

1  Thank Sharon W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As my time was limited I focused mostly on the Agatha Christie Gallery and the Lego Model Exhibit, both of which were very well done. I also enjoyed quick looks at the Devon Farmhouse, Explorers and Egyptian exhibits and could have spent a few more...More

1  Thank Eamonn E
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited the museum at opening time, staff were friendly and the museum is priced competitively although this depends how long you spend there. We were there for just over an hour which considering it is laid out over three floors didn’t...More

Thank katye1983
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

This museum is a 10 minute walk from the Marina. It is up a gentle hill. The building is attractive, with a terrace on which guests were taking tea or other snacks. It cost £6.70 to enter, and the ticket is valid for the whole...More

1  Thank Roland D
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paulinelow45
1 May 2018|
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Response from claireplym2828 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I did not notice one on my visit but on their website they state they have ramps and lifts to the galleries making everything accessible.
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paulinelow45
1 May 2018|
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Response from Ro d | Reviewed this property |
There is a lift that will take you to most of the museum. The smaller room (where there was an instillation on the lost city of Z when I went) may not be lift accessible as it's on a half floor between ground and first and I... More
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Nice186259
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
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