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Torquay Museum

529 Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 1HG, England
+44 1803 293975
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Interesting range of subjects

The museum is laid out over three floors with a lift for easy access. Some of the exhibits are... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Heather F
Paignton, United Kingdom
Very Interesting

I went to the Museum to see the Agatha Christie exhibition which was most imformativeand well worth... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Janet T
Bexhill-on-Sea, 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 7 November 2017

The museum is laid out over three floors with a lift for easy access. Some of the exhibits are permanent and some change on a regular basis. There is a very interesting Agatha Christie exhibition and a great display about early life in Devon. The...More

Thank Heather F
Reviewed 29 October 2017

I went to the Museum to see the Agatha Christie exhibition which was most imformativeand well worth a visit. I was suprised to find many other other things to see.There was a room where there was displays about explorers and a film to watch about...More

Thank Janet T
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Me and hubby came here as i wanted to see the Agatha Christie artefacts, we found the whole place to be very interesting,and well laid out, lighting was good too. Poirot items from tv series were lovely the colours of the furniture was striking. I...More

1  Thank helen p
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

This is a fairly typical town museum (drafty old building) but a very good example of its kind. I felt the £6:45 entrance a tad steep; £4:50 or £5 would be about right. But you do get free return within a year. There was plenty...More

1  Thank Anne N
Reviewed 30 September 2017

There is plenty to see here. We particularly enjoyed the exhibitions about explorers and Agatha Christie.

Thank cngj
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Excellent museum with something for everyone. The layout is exceptionally well done. Children and adults will find many things of interest. Agatha Christie fans will love the section devoted to her.

Thank john h
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We decided to visit after reading the favourable reviews. It is located in a lovely old building on the Babbacombe road. There is an entry charge which is not unreasonable and entitles you to a further visit within a year. There is a good cafe,...More

1  Thank kazoo2012
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Excellent visit. History of Agatha Christie novels including Poirot Artifacts Museum pieces dating back over 250 million years. Excellent cafe inside with freshly made food. You'll need at least 1 hour to see everything. A well worth visit.

Thank Alan D
Reviewed 16 September 2017 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 14 September 2017

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
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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