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Torquay Museum

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Address: 529 Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 1HG, England
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+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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Lovely Museum

I rocked up rather flustered after a difficult journey to Torquay, it was 3.15 which was 15 mins after the last entry time. The staff couldn't habe been nicer or more... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2017
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Manchester
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a good visit to the museum after Kents Caverns to see all the artifacts. I especially liked the top floor which is arranged by explorer. We also enjoyed the Agatha Christie information before our visit to Greenway.

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Knottingley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful Museum and you will not be disappointed. The Agatha Christie Gallery is wonderful. Lots of illustrated info regarding her amazing success in selling Billions (Yes) and translated in a huge variety of languages. Agatha's second husband, was a famous archeologist, and hence you will see many facinating exhibits. The Museum sets a lovely and clever atmosphere for... More 

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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

I rocked up rather flustered after a difficult journey to Torquay, it was 3.15 which was 15 mins after the last entry time. The staff couldn't habe been nicer or more accomodating, they let me on and i had a lovely 45 mins wandering round having the whole place to myself. I was especially interested in the Agatha Christie exhibiton... More 

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Thank Claire A
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

A very interesting place and just tucked away from the bustle of the seafront. Lovely cafe with delicious cream tea.

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Thank cjblissett
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Not the largest of museums but still worth a visit especially with children. Staff were friendly and very good with my son. Gave him pens and worksheets to keep him interested while he explored.

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Thank Marc A
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Very interesting lots to see and suitable for all ages, the staff were all very helpfull, informative and pleasant great visit would go again anytime.

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Thank tonyevangelist
Torquay, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Very Interesting day out on rainy day,the first time we went in august 2015 and our ticket was valid for a year so we went again for free in august 2016.

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Thank jennywren335
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Nice little museum in Torquay , gift shop and cafe in museum . Quite impressed that museum caters for the blind with Braille information and exhibits that can be felt along with the other exhibits , museum covers a few floors , topics covered Agatha Christie , explorers ( my particular favourite ) inc local explorers, very interesting , old... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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821 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 386 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Situated just uphill from Torquay Harbour, the museum has an interesting history. But now it exists on visitor admission, and a small external funding, room hire and special events. There is also an excellent cafe on the ground floor. There are changing exhibits such as film costumes from Gladiator / The Eagle and other historic based films., as well as... More 

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Thank cherriesfan_9
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Very little to see or do. Not good value for money in the slightest and plenty more that are close by.

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Torquay_Museum, Manager at Torquay Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment, we always welcome visitor comments to help improve our museum. It is difficult to reconcile your experience with previous very positive Trip Advisor comments. We have five diverse galleries covering subjects as varied as Ancient Egyptians, the traditional Devon Farmhouse, an Ancestors Gallery with objects from our nationally important Designated collection, an... More 

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