Open today until: 4pm


The Museum at the heart of the English Riviera Global Geopark full of fascinating stories. Searching for things to do in Torquay and Devon? Come to Torquay Museum and enjoy all the fun and family activities we have on offer - exhibitions, activities, events, lectures, museum trails and more!

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10am - 4pm*
Wednesday 10am - 4pm*
Thursday 10am - 4pm*
Friday Closed
Saturday 10am - 4pm*
Sunday Closed

*Last entry at 3.15pm

Over the Christmas period the Museum will be open on the following days: Sat 17th, Tue 20th to Thur 22nd, Tue 27th to Thur 29th. Returning to normal opening pattern on Tue 3rd Jan.


Pay once and get in free for one year.

Adult: £9.00
Child aged 3 - 16: £4.50
Child aged under 3: Free
Concessions*: £8.00

*Concessions are available for: senior citizens (60+), students in full-time education, those in receipt of state benefit assistance, and disability allowance.

Torquay Museum, 529 Babbacombe Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 1HG



Made to be Played: A Festival of Musical Instruments Exhibition

24th Sep 2022 - 11th Mar 2023

Our new exhibition Made to Be Played: A Festival of Musical Instruments showcases and celebrates music-making around the world and through time.


Tis the Season: Christmas Fair at Torquay Museum

3rd Dec - 10th Dec 2022

Feel festive with TWO Christmas days out for the whole family!



8th Dec 2022, 7:00 pm

‘Cold and Magic: Winter Baroque’ invites audiences to experience the music of 17th and 18th century Europe, with a distinctly icy and mysterious tone.


Travel Back in Time

Discover 400 million years of Torbay's heritage at Torquay Museum - a hands-on-family-friendly visitor attraction, with lots to see and do for children and adults alike.

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"Fascinating --- a real pleasure to visit. 👍 Welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Excellent layout with interests for all age groups --- oh! and a lovely cafe, too"

Dave Crispin | Sep, 2021

"A repeat visitor to this fine museum, easy to lose a whole day, drawn in to a world now lost. Particularly good paleolithic exhibit, and fascinating Local Explorers section…"

Rik Sinnett | Sep, 2022

"Torquay Museum is a great place. So many cool exhibits to look at and friendly staff. Although hard to choose from my favorite piece was a 400,000 year old cave man skull! The Explorers floor is just incred"

Stephen Karl McQueen | Nov, 2021

Support Torquay Museum

Each year, Torquay Museum benefits from the generous support of dozens of volunteers, Torquay Museum Society members, Corporate Partners, organisations and members of the public.    

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