Torquay Museum - English Riviera Attractions Partnership

Torquay Museum

Travel back through 400 million years of Torbay’s Heritage at Torquay Museum – a family-friendly visitor attraction, with lots to see and do for children and adults alike.


Special limited offer: 20% OFF ADMISSIONS FOR TQ POSTCODES

Each summer the Museum hosts a blockbuster exhibition and many smaller temporary exhibitions throughout the year. Previous fun and interactive exhibitions included Sci-Fi movie props and costumes, Star Wars toys, Ancient Egyptians, and more. Check out the latest exhibitions on the website.

All year round you can detect your way through Britain’s only permanent Agatha Christie gallery at the Museum, dedicated to the life story of the Queen of Crime. Re-developed and improved, the gallery enables visitors to step inside Poirot’s study and lounge, as featured in ITV’s adaptation of Poirot, starring David Suchet.

Come face-to-face with North-West Europe’s oldest human fossil and the saber-toothed tigers he shared his Torquay home with 43,000 years ago, then use the exciting forensics CSI table to discover more about them. Explore life and death in the Ancient Egypt gallery, featuring a 2,500-year-old mummy.

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, and see the fascinating artefacts they collected during their travels across the globe.

There are half-term and summer holiday activities for children, together with trails and interactive exhibits around the Museum. Hunt down the clues in the spooky Curse of the Mummy’s Hand game and crack the secret code on the Explorer’s Trail.

Book your admission tickets in advance online here or just turn up on the day (subject to availability). During half terms and holidays the Museum may be open Monday – Saturday, check the website for details. 

Standard Museum Ticket – PAY ONCE GET IN FREE FOR A YEAR
Our entry ticket gives you unlimited entry to the Museum for one year! ** (Please note that this ticket will not give entry to our special ‘event’ days and some special activities – please phone for details)