Torquay Museum

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Torquay Museum
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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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Claire R
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Oct 2021 • Family
Our first trip to the museum was for a Halloween themed day which the kids absolutely loved, with lots of activities and entertainment. We’ll definitely be back to look at the exhibits in more detail another time & would recommend
Written 30 October 2021
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MurielC132018
Kent, UK39 contributions
Sep 2021
We went specifically for the Agatha Christie Exhibition. We loved it as they have so many items from the films and even the set from Poirot with the clothes worn by David Suchet, Lots of information and photos from Agatha Christie's life as well. There is so much else to see in the museum. We also loved the Geology section and they have an actual Mummy in the Egyptian section.
Written 11 October 2021
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Colin F
Salisbury, UK971 contributions
Oct 2021
What an eclectic collection in a purpose built Victorian building! We were given a group guided tour which lasted an hour and could easily have gone on longer. Fascinating collection with some unique items. The Agatha Christie rooms immortalise her legacy and as for the pre-history items they were amazing. Well worth a visit – give yourself at least a couple of hours to make to worthwhile.
Written 10 October 2021
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Eddie730
County Durham, UK146 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
History, geography and geology lovers will enjoy spending time in this charming museum not far from the clocktower near the harbour front.

We were impressed with our welcome and made to feel very welcome! If you are in the area for a while your ticket is valid for a year - and very reasonably priced!

Covid security was good - lots of hand sanitizer stations around the floors and a marked route. However, sometimes the route takes you through a display from end to start (Agatha Christie) and it can be busy in small areas...but that's the benefit of a yearly ticket; you just go back another time!

We're going back later in our holiday to view some displays which we bypassed!

Overall, an excellent museum not to be missed.
Written 13 September 2021
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Linda K
Torquay, UK13 contributions
Aug 2021
Two adults and two children spent a good two hours at this museum, we had 3 different trails to follow, not as easy as we thought, which gave us a challenging enjoyable time, so much lovely local history alongside interesting and educational displays, with Agatha Christie gallery too. definitely worth a visit, rain or shine!
Written 29 August 2021
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Kathy
4 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Our 6 year olds were completely absorbed for an hour and a half filling in their worksheets and wearing the borrowed hats and rucksacks. Fantastic collection including several rare / important items.
Written 13 August 2021
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BirminghamJac
birmingham64 contributions
Jul 2021
We went early and really enjoyed the visit, easy to go round and it has a lot of interesting exhibits showing the history of Torquay.
The Agatha Christie display is very interesting, and lots of things for children to get involved with.
Written 4 August 2021
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Kevin W
Birmingham, UK329 contributions
Jul 2021
Decent value at £7 each. We enjoyed the Agatha Christie display. Also were interactive features on explorers, local farmhouses and the Egyptians. There was an educational area about global warming. A small shop is where you buy the tickets to go in. A good rainy day activity or to break from midday sun on a very hot day.
Written 18 July 2021
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JJ Brown
Coventry, UK74 contributions
Oct 2020
An excellent museum, with lots of variety presented in an interesting way. We primarily visited for the Spies exhibition (fascinating and well-planned), but wished we'd allocated more holiday time to spend seeing the rest of the museum exhibits in full. Even the 'standard' bits of town museum e.g. sections on other cultures were presented unusually to provide new perspectives, for example, using a focus on explorers. There was lots for children to do and staff were friendly.

If you're an Agatha Christie fan, you may feel there isn't a large enough section here about her. Nevertheless, the rest of the museum is also excellent.

The COVID one way system was clear to follow.
Written 14 November 2020
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StuartBinSurrey
Carshalton, UK43 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
We came primarily to see the Agatha Christie exhibition which in our opinion needs to have more in it. Yes they have 2 film sets, poirot’s cane but there must be more than could be shown to show off the famous author. Not a criticism just a hopeful suggestion.

The temporary exhibition of the Russians are coming was excellent and worth a visit. Staff were friendly and helpful and the shop is worth a visit too.

The cafe alas was closed due to COVID restrictions.
Written 3 October 2020
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