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Torquay Museum, Torquay

Torquay Museum

529 Babbacombe Road
Torquay
Devon
TQ1 1HG
Tel: +44(0)1803 293975
Fax: +44(0)1803 294186

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Ranked among the finest in South West England, Torquay Museum is a journey of discovery for all ages.

This year the Museum joins many other organisations in celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin - one of the world's most creative and influential thinkers.

Through a wide variety of exciting events, we will celebrate the impact that Darwin's ideas about evolution have had on our lives. A full listing of our events is available here - from close encounters with breathtaking bugs to the latest on the search for Neanderthals at Torquay's Kents Cavern.

The Museum's new Explorers Gallery, one of the most modern and creative galleries in Devon, traces the incredible journeys made by Torquay's famous explorers, from the frozen wastes of the Antarctic to the depths of the Brazilian rainforest. You can see fascinating artifacts from across the globe, including objects from ancient Egypt.

Many of the artifacts from Torquay's famous Kents Cavern prehistoric caves are housed in the Museum. The caves were home to man's ancestors as long as half a million years ago and have yielded some amazing finds, from possible Neanderthal remains to palaeolithic flint tools, woolly mammoth teeth to cave bear skulls.

You can also detect the real life story behind Agatha Christie, the world famous crime writer who was born in Torquay, in a gallery dedicated to her life and work. Or wonder at prehistoric artefacts excavated from nearby Kents Cavern, and then experience the sights and sounds of country living in our reconstructed Devon farmhouse.

There’s also a programme of other temporary exhibitions, events, school holiday activities and workshops, which means that there is always something new to see and do at Torquay Museum.

Torquay Museum, Torquay

Facilities
• Museum
• Tea Room
• Car Park
• Private Group Tours
• School Tours Available
• Gift Shop.

Weddings and Conferences
Torquay Museum is housed in an impressive grade 2 listed building and is located only minutes from Torquay town centre.

The museum offers a unique location for conferences, meetings and events and has a choice of 3 rooms to meet a wide range of needs; from a small boardroom meeting to an auditorium seating 190 with high spec presentation facilities.

If you’re planning an evening event the museum’s exhibition galleries can be hired for exclusive use allowing you to create an event with a difference, including champagne receptions in the Devon Farmhouse or intimate dining in the Forbes-Julian Room.

If your event is held in the museum during the day your guests are automatically allowed access to the museum free of charge, which is a great way to spend a lunch break.

The conference team is here to help you in any way it can and we will work with you to make sure that your event is a success from start to finish.

If you would like to come and visit the museum and conference facilities to see what a great venue it could be for your next event then telephone us on 01803 293975

In case of alteration, please check prices, opening times and any specific important information before booking or visiting

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