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Torquay Museum

529 Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 1HG, England
+44 1803 293975
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interesting visit

we went on a ghost hunting evening here , didnt see any ghost but saw amazing artifacts , a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jill L
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Disappointing

Most of what we saw we had seen many times before. We were attracted by the well advertised, Agatha... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
elsmitty
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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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...more
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529 Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 1HG, England
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+44 1803 293975
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Reviewed 5 days ago

we went on a ghost hunting evening here , didnt see any ghost but saw amazing artifacts , a wonderful guided tour , we were allowed to access other areas behind the scenes it was a fabulous night with a lot of various hisstorical collections...More

Thank Jill L
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Most of what we saw we had seen many times before. We were attracted by the well advertised, Agatha Christie exhibition and decided to pay what we felt was a bit expensive entry for a ‘museum’. We felt that particular exhibition was small, ok if...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty of free parking a 20 minute walk away along the promenade. A great rainy day outing (as we did) plenty of history and exhibitions here with an abundance of information artefacts and more. A sensibly priced cafe serving quality hot and cold food and...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

I didn't have much time (two hours, car on a meter), it was a spur of the moment visit on my own, but I got a good impression of the museum. I was hoping to find something of the history of Torbay during WW2, I...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Lots of stuff for kids to fiddle with. Places for weary parents to sit. Possible to squeeze almost 2 hours of quality faffing about for 10s or under on a rainy day. Clean toilets. Gift shop has good variety from tat to stuff you might...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Second visit for us. New exhibition which was interesting plus saw things that we missed first time around. Would recommend a visit.

Thank Wendy K
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

I visited the museum in response to a leaflet advertising periodic lectures on varying topics relating mainly to the Arts and History. I was impressed with the set up and enthusiasm of the volunteers for the lecture on the Newlyn School of Artists. The piece...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

A good Museum well worth a visit. Modern and informative with plenty of local history. Never a dull moment, highly recommended.

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Range over depth was the main feeling from this visit. I certainly left with a few things I didn't know before and ended up looking up in more detail later. So to each of the galleries. Agatha Christie - A lot of personal artifacts from...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

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

1  Thank dianemweedon
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Torquay_Museum, Manager at Torquay Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2018

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

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paulinelow45
2 May 2018|
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Response from claireplym2828 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I did not notice one on my visit but on their website they state they have ramps and lifts to the galleries making everything accessible.
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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
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