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Torquay Museum

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Address: 529 Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 1HG, England
Phone Number: +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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Deep history and Poirot!

One of the things that makes the UK unlike the US is that they have a deep history. One of the rooms has a time-line of climate and human (and proto-human) settlement in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
John B
Nashua, New Hampshire
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the things that makes the UK unlike the US is that they have a deep history. One of the rooms has a time-line of climate and human (and proto-human) settlement in the Torquay area. It goes back to the time before the Ice Age when early humans were hunting in a semi-tropical swamp with hippos and crocodiles. There... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

variety of exhibitions, interactive screens, child-friendly activities, little cafe on site with delicious cakes

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Though this is quite an interesting little museum did thing the entrance fee of £4.70 a bit steep. Though do go to the information place 1st as there is a savings book & we got 70 pence off the price. Split over several floors one shows how Old English Style Farm cottages looked like inside. An area dedicated to Agatha... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Torquay museum was our second stop after Kents cavern. On the ground floor you go to the left and there is a small gift shop Where you pay the entry fee. Next to this is a small cafe. There is a lift if you need to use one. But we used the stairs up to the first floor. Here you... More 

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Had a wonderful day here. Perfect for the family and the tickets are for a whole year so will definitely be coming again and again!!! Good combination of permanent and temporary exhibitions. However the signage around the building could have been clearer. Couldn't find the famous jawbone at first. Not too difficult to put right Museum people!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Wow what fun we had hidden extra,s in musuem. Loved it all Great staff. The only issue was the day we went the cafe was closed, but a member of staff recommened somewhere to eat near by Loved solving the safe number and we both took our certificates as I scrapbook our lives, Very disabled friendly indeed and staff really... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Recently watched several films here (Thank you Carl and John) as an adjunct to Official Agatha Christie Festival. Returned to go round Museum itself. Loved learning about Explorers, Devon Farmhouse life and AC herself. Friendly and helpful staff. Good shop to browse in.

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Had not visited this place for many a year, but was pleasantly surprised at how it has been transformed. There is a lot to look at and, for that reason, would suggest, if you are local, getting the annual pass to be able to do it in bite size chunks, I particularly enjoyed the Devon longhouse display. A lot of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

My partner and I ventured out to the museum as a part of our weekend stay in Torquay. Although fairly small, it is still very informative and interesting. They have a large variety of stuffed animals in there too, which is not something you always see. It is quite interactive for children with fossil activities, etchings etc. I was very... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Very small museum that could offer a lot more. It's free so that's a bonus! Had a Dalek in there once - that was cool!

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