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Torquay Museum

529 Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 1HG, England
+44 1803 293975
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Was going in, but not willing to pay £6.40. Thought a donation pot would be better. In USA very few... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Northampton, United Kingdom
Interactive and fun visit

We had a surprising trip to the Torquay museum today. I chose the destination due to the heavy rain... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Plymouth, United Kingdom
via mobile
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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 3 days ago

Was going in, but not willing to pay £6.40. Thought a donation pot would be better. In USA very few museums charge. Must admit I was shocked and as we are here for a short time, we would visit again even though it would be...More

Thank dianemweedon
Torquay_Museum, Manager at Torquay Museum, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for posting a review. Torquay Museum is an independent museum and registered charity that receives no central Government funding and only a small grant from our local council, so unfortunately we have little choice but to charge for admission. However, we do offer...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a surprising trip to the Torquay museum today. I chose the destination due to the heavy rain and I only thought we’d walk around and see some interesting things as you usually do at museums. However, they had some quizzes to play as...More

Thank claireplym2828
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fans of Poirot and cartoon dinosaurs will find themselves at home here. Torquay is blessed by a bevy of famous explorers, including Richard Burton and Percy Fawcett but these exhibits like much else in the museum lacked focus, and visual savvy. So what’s good? A...More

Thank Charles H
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

There is a lot to see here ..it's a good rainy day place if you're in Torquay with kids. There is a lot of info and exhibits all crammed in so it does take a bit of concentration to look at everything..but for younger kids...More

Thank Ruth O
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

What a lovely place to be and i will certainly return when i am.back , its exciting and great value.

Thank Joanbesty
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Visited in November but found the museum not as interesting as hoped,also found entry cost a little high even though it included entry for a year.

Thank mysticmaggie
Reviewed 6 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
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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