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Explore our Collections

The Museum's collections were begun by Torquay Natural History Society (TNHS) which was founded in 1844. Less than a year later the society decided to establish a museum with the primary objective of illustrating the...


Torquay Museum has a varied program of exhibitions that change all year round.

Look Inside the Galleries

Housed within a grand late Victorian building, Torquay Museum was founded by Torquay Natural History Society.

Behind the Scenes

For a local museum we have surprisingly diverse and extensive collections. This means that only 1% of our collections are on permanent display.

Collections Spotlight

Torquay Museum has a vast collection of rare, interesting and wonderful objects in its collection.

English Riviera Geopark

We sit within the world’s first International Urban Global Geopark, endorsed by UNESCO in recognition of its rich geological, historical and cultural heritage.

The Torbay Weekly Paper Articles

The Museum has a regular feature in the amazing community-focused Torbay Weekly paper. If you want to find out about our collections, the work we do behind the scenes, exhibitions, and events then either pick up the...

Tours & Trails

Explore hidden LGBTQ+ histories through The Michelangelo Trail or discover the Museum's galleries using a selection of family-friendly trails and activities. 

Support Torquay Museum

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for Torquay Museum with easyfundraising? Find out how!  

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