Torquay Museum

Contact Information

529 Babbacombe Road, Torquay, TQ1 1HG
Telephone
01803 293975

Opening hours

Monday - Saturday:
10:00 am-4:00 pm
Sunday:
Closed

Torquay Museum

Torquay Museum
Ranked among the finest in South West England and designated as an outstanding collection in 2016, Torquay Museum is a journey of discovery for all ages. Experience the sights and sounds of country living as you walk through a reconstructed Devon farmhouse from 1860. Wonder at the prehistoric artefacts excavated from nearby Kent's Cavern. Or become an explorer on our interactive trail. In the Agatha Christie gallery detect the real-life story behind the world-famous crime writer, who was born in Torquay. There's a programme of temporary exhibitions as well as children's activities during the school holidays. Easy access to the Museum and all the public galleries and facilities is provided via a ramp, lift and chair lift. We offer an enquiry and identification service and researchers are welcome by prior arrangement. Special guided tours for group visits are encouraged. There is object handling and sensory experiences for the visually impaired. Our standard ticket gives you admission to the museum for one year and costs £7.10 for an adult, £5.50 for a child aged 3 to 16 (children under 3 are free), and £5.30 for concessions. Family tickets for two adults and two children cost £19.70 while a Smaller Family ticket for one adult and two children is £13.50.

Forthcoming events

– Talk –
Dartmoor Pixies
once upon a history Dartmoor was considered to be the haunt of the Pixies and by using the stories and poems from the 19th century, Phil Badcott explores the ancient beliefs about Pixies, where they...
Tuesday, 18 January 2022 till Tuesday, 18 January 2022, Doors open 10:30am, Talk begins 10:45am, doors close 12:00pm, Adult (on the door) £5.00
– Talk –
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Mark Bailey examines the origin and work of the Commission in its task of ensuring permanent commemoration of the Commonwealth war dead of the First and Second World Wars and looks at the information...
Wednesday, 19 January 2022 till Wednesday, 19 January 2022, Doors open 10:30am, Talk begins 10:45am, doors close 12:00pm, Adult (on the door) £5.00
– Talk –
Bartók records a folk song
as speaker Jim Causley explains: “I am not an historian or an academic, I am simply a musician and an enthusiast of traditional English folk song. I enjoy sharing this music with those who are...
Tuesday, 25 January 2022 till Tuesday, 25 January 2022, Doors open 10:30am, Talk begins 10:45am, doors close 12:00pm, Adult (on the door) £5.00
– Talk –
Maggie Duffy
folk singer Maggie Duffy with some traditional and some self-penned songs, poetry, dialect and anecdotes, all Devon related
Wednesday, 26 January 2022 till Wednesday, 26 January 2022, Doors open 10:30am, Talk begins 10:45am, doors close 12:00pm, Adult (on the door) £5.00