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.


  • Baby Changing
  • Cafe / Restaurant
  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled WC
  • Gift Shop
  • WC
  • Wifi Connection

Opening Times

OPEN:  MONDAY - SATURDAY 10.00am - 4.00pm (last entry at 3.15pm)  




Adult £7.10
Child aged 3 - 16 £4.40
Child under 3 FREE
Concessions £5.50
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £19.70
Smaller Family (1 Adult & 2 Children) £13.50

Pay Once, Get In Free For a Year!

Our standard ticket gives you unlimited entry to the museum for one year! 

Did you know that Torquay Museum has collections of national and international significance? But, as a local museum and registered charity we receive only limited external funding. Your entrance fee helps to ensure that these treasures are safe and accessible for future generations, and enables us to put on exciting exhibitions and events for all



Contact Details

529 Babbacombe Road

Telephone: 01803 293975

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Upcoming Events

Windows In Time: Images on the Street - Monday 05 April 2021 to Saturday 04 September 2021

A free exhibition on the Streets of Torbay celebrating local heritage through historic images.

Download the free trail leaflet to find 24 historic images hidden around Torquay.

For more info: visit

The Secret Museum: 175th Anniversary Exhibition - Tuesday 01 June 2021 to Saturday 04 September 2021

The Secret Museum: There’s More On Display Than Hidden Away is our 175th anniversary exhibition and will be a unique opportunity for some of the huge range of collections held at Torquay Museum to be showcased. 175 objects will be on display, one for each year the Museum has been in existence.


Exotic Animal Handling Sessions - Wednesday 28 July 2021 to Saturday 14 August 2021

Dates: 28 July, 7 August, 14 Agust 2021

  • 10.15am - 11am
  • 11.30am - 12.15pm
  • 1.15pm - 2pm
  • 2.45pm - 3.30pm

If you’ve ever wanted to learn about, and handle, snakes, reptiles and large bugs up close, then you’re in for a treat as the Museum welcomes small animal experience specialists, Frazoo.

Run by primary school teacher, Frazie Hulbert, who has had a passion for exotic animals since childhood, these exciting and informative activity sessions with gentle, friendly animals are ideal for curious-minded children aged 5 years and over. Frazie has given many animal talks in schools with her own animals, and as a volunteer at Bristol Zoo and the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm.

So if you fancy stroking a stick insect, cuddling a chameleon, bonding with a beetle, giggling at a gecko, or snuggling with a snake, give the Museum a call on 01803 293975 to reserve your tickets. But spaces are very limited, as handling sessions are small, so book your tickets quickly to avoid disappointment.

For more information on Frazoo and their amazing collection of animals, visit their website:  

£3 per participating child (must have a Museum entry ticket, and be aged 5 years or older. But remember that if you live in a TQ postcode, you will get a 50% discount on admission to Torquay Museum, which entitles you to unlimited entry for 12 months).