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Ranked among the finest in South West England, Torquay Museum is a journey of discovery for all ages.
STRANGE NEIGHBOURS - THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF INSECTS
Spectacular photographs and amazing insects are the focus of a beautiful exhibition of our six-legged neighbours from across Devon, to be showcased at Torquay Museum. For more details...
CLASSIC FILM CLUB
Ever wanted to watch some of the best classic movies ever made - as they should be seen, on the big screen? Well now is your chance, as Torquay Museum continues its Wednesday Afternoon Classic Film Club.
JAWBONE IS EARLIEST EVIDENCE OF MODERN HUMANS IN NORTH-WESTERN EUROPE
Experts from the University of Oxford and the Natural History Museum in London have re-dated Torquay Museum’s world famous Kent’s Cavern jawbone and discovered that it is the oldest anatomically modern human fossil in north-western Europe.
This discovery emphasises the status of Kent’s Cavern as one of the most important archaeological sites in Europe. Read more...
EGYPTIAN ‘ROYAL’ COFFIN DISCOVERED AT TORQUAY MUSEUM
An extremely rare Egyptian coffin, possibly belonging to the son of a king or queen, has been ‘discovered’ at Torquay Museum – so rare is the coffin that even the British Museum doesn't have one quite like it. The coffin and its mummy are on display in the Museum's Explorers Gallery. Read more...
AGATHA CHRISTIE GALLERY
Visit Britain's only permanent gallery dedicated to the life story of Torquay's most famous daughter, the world's undisputed Queen of Crime. Trace the eventful life of the best-selling author of all time through a vast collection of photographs and images.
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.
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