Over the Christmas period, we are open on the 19th - 21st and 27th - 30th of Dec

How To Read Hieroglyphs

21st Oct 2023, 10:00 am - 18th Feb 2024, 4:00 pm

After visiting the British Museum Touring Exhibition Egyptian hieroglyphs: unlock the mystery, follow hieroglyphs around the Museum and discover an ancient Egyptian saying.


Victorian Christmas Trail

18th Nov 2023, 10:00 am - 6th Jan 2024, 4:00 pm

Many of the things we think of as defining Christmas were first made popular by the Victorians. Can you find all the Victorian objects around the Museum?


Home Education - Christmas-y Toys from the Past Workshop

14th Dec 2023, 12:00 pm

Our workshop focuses on the different toys and games which children played with in the past including board games from Ancient Egypt and Tudor times. Children investigate the similarities and differences between toys today and those in the past and we encourage them to think about changes in living memory through handling and playing a variety of toys and games.


Home Education - Polar Explorers workshop

11th Jan 2024, 12:00 pm

Our Explorers workshop focuses on the story of an explorer from Torquay: Frank Browning who was part of Captain Scott's team in the race to the South Pole. The children learn about the lives of Polar Explorers; looking at habitats, adaptations, investigating ice cores, and also taking part in a carousel of hands-on activities including object handling and STEAM challenges.

Egyptian Hieroglyphs Crowdfunding Campaign

Torquay Museum was chosen from a big group of applicants as a host venue for spectacular touring exhibition that explores the decoding of hieroglyphs. If Ancient Egypt is your passion and you would like exclusive access...

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