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Torquay Museum, Torquay

(3.7/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
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  • Not the largest of museums but still worth a visit especially with children. Staff were friendly and very good with my son. Gave him pens and worksheets to keep him interested while he explored.  more »
  • Very interesting lots to see and suitable for all ages, the staff were all very helpfull, informative and pleasant great visit would go again anytime.  more »
  • Very Interesting day out on rainy day,the first time we went in august 2015 and our ticket was valid for a year so we went again for free in august 2016.  more »
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  • A hidden little gem in Torquay I visited with my two adult children at the start of August this year. It is true that “All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors”. There is a modern lift for the main levels and a large, disability adapted toilet on the ground floor. If you need to get to a maisonette level (like you would for the Agatha Christie exhibition) there is a ramp lift. If you are a disabled visitor, your carer goes in for free. Also, make sure that you keep your tickets, as they allow one year free entry to the museum, as many times as you want, to whatever you want, however many times you want. Although we went specifically for the “Agatha Christie Gallery”, what we enjoyed the most was the “SAMURAI: WARRIORS OF JAPAN”. What made it stand out was the many armour, weapons, and costumes that one could try and take a picture with. We spend a good 40 minutes in there trying on different things and having a real laugh at how we look as a samurai, ninja, geisha, etc. If you want to catch this, make sure you go before the 4 September 2016, as this is when this temporary exhibition closes. Going back to the “Agatha Christie Gallery”, it has some very interesting information on about 10 large display boards and a few items that are noteworthy - a real mink coat, Poirot’s cane, a few first edition books. However, it is a very dry exhibition - nothing is interactive, there is nothing to try on, no digital displays. Thus, I’d say it’s predominantly for die-hard Agatha Christie fans. Otherwise, we just walked past the other exhibitions - quite a few seem concerned, naturally, with Devon and Torbay. There is also a gift shop and a cafe, but we sampled neither. Overall, all three of us are very happy with the museum, well worth the entrance price, would recommend to anyone going to Torbay for the first time, especially on a more gloomy day - you definitely leave having learnt something new.
  • Brilliant museum. Worth every penny. Cafe was also worth a visit
  • It has cool displays, weapons and has some props from the films, the best one is the Necromancers from Chronicles of Riddick. Furthermore there is many things to see and should be seen if you have interest.
  • They had a section dedicated to some sports team (yawnville), a special section dedicated to sci-fi (good props, lacking in info), geological history (probably fun for kids, but not much to see.), a section on adventurers (questionably racist? Sometimes?), a section on early Torquay (pretty good) and a section on Agatha Christie (very good, would recommend for Agatha Christie fans.). Decent gift shop, cute cafe. Kind of empty.
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