529 Babbacombe Road
Devon TQ1 1HG
Torquay Museum has an enormous collection of varied artefacts ranging from local palaeontology, fossils, Egyptology, an Old Devon Farmhouse complete with smells, to personal memorabilia of the ‘Queen of Crime’, Agatha Christie. There are also lots of reminders of Torquay’s social history from its time as the premier Victorian seaside resort.
The Museum has recently undergone a dramatic upgrade to its facilities and now complies with all disability standards. All galleries provide objects for handling, soundtracks and Braille labelling, and written scripts for hearing impaired visitors.
Many of the prehistoric artefacts and fossils found in Kents Cavern are on display. There are vast collections of local Natural History including insects, butterflies, plants, birds and minerals.
The Museum has restricted its acquisitions to collections with a Torbay connection. The wide range of ethnographic artefacts from all parts of the world reflects the interests and activities of well travelled former residents from the past 160 years.
Plan Your Visit
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Opening Dates and Times
Monday – Saturday: 10:00 – 16:00 hours (last admission 15:00)
Closed: Sundays, 24, 25 & 26 December &1 January.
It is advisable to check current times with the Museum website.
The Museum website has current admission prices Web: Torquay Museum Admission Costs External Link
Lifts, Toilets, Tea Room and Gift Shop
Yes. A complete range of services is available for disabled visitors
Contact & Further Information
+44 (0)1803 293 975
Torquay Museum External Link
- By Car
The Museum is at 529 Babbacombe Road, Torquay. Local car parks are 'Pay & Display'. The nearest is the Terrace Car Park. Exit to museum from the car park is at the far end of the top level. The museum is 50 yards (45 metres) downhill.
- By Bus
From the town centre bus Nos. 32 and 85 will drop you outside the museum.
To get to the town centre from the train station, take bus No. 12 or 200.
- By Walking
The museum is approximately 5 minutes walk from Torquay Harbour.
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