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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

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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Some good exhibits. Perhaps some could be better displayed as names hard to read. Rather chilly inside on a very cold day so didn't view everything. Café very slow to serve.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sylvia H
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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a second visit to the Museum and there were lots of new exhibits. I went especially for the Agatha Christie which is very well done. I thought the café was very good and had a coffee and lunch there. I was in the museum for about 3 hours and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank 864mel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some good exhibits. Perhaps some could be better displayed as names hard to read. Rather chilly inside on a very cold day so didn't view everything. Café very slow to serve.

Thank Sylvia H
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

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.

Thank darkmeadows
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 27 March 2017 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 

Thank willow49WF118AG
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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 

Thank Claire A
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

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

Thank cjblissett
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10 reviews
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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.

Thank Marc A
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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.

Thank tonyevangelist
Torquay, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 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.

Thank jennywren335
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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345 reviews
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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 

Thank walletShrewsbury

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