Easter at the Museum

calendar23rd Mar, 10:00 am - 13th Apr 2024, 4:45 pm

The Museum is open six days during the Easter holidays including Good Friday (Monday - Saturday 10am - 4.45pm, last admissions at 4.15pm).

D-Day 80 Exhibition

  • This exhibition brings to life the dramatic events leading up to D-Day, the part played by the people of South Devon in this historic military operation, and the direct impact of World War II on the normally serene seaside towns of Torbay.
  • Visitors to the exhibition can see artefacts from World War II, many of them with Torbay connections, from an RAF uniform to an indoor “Morrison Shelter”, an American combat uniform and weapons to a Red Cross nurse’s uniform. There are audio recordings of wartime memories of Torbay, an original Luftwaffe map of Torquay, US military medals, and much more. 
  • This exhibition is FREE with a valid Museum ticket. 
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Trail of Eggstraordinary Egg Facts

23rd March - 27 April

  • Eggs represent new life & rebirth and it's thought that this ancient custom became a part of Easter celebrations. Now scramble for the facts in our Eggstraordinary Egg Trail and find the egg-related animal in every gallery to complete the trail. 
  • This trail is FREE with a valid Museum ticket. 



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Science Ninjas: Bringing Hands-On Science to Everyone

Wednesday 3rd and Saturday 6th April

  • Ever wondered how to make a lemon battery pack, a hovercraft, or an object levitate? Come along and try it yourself with the Science Ninjas. Two days of fun, hands-on science experiments for all ages.
  • Just £1 with a valid Museum ticket - booking is recommended.




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Totally Chaotic History Museum Trail

23 March - 13 April

  • This Easter, discover amazing stories and objects from Ancient Egypt as part of the Totally Chaotic History Museum Trail, organised by Kids in Museums and Walker Books. 
  • This trail is FREE with a valid Museum ticket. 
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A Safe-Cracking Game and a Hieroglyphs Trail

  • discover the hidden clues with Harrison, our Lego® hero in the Explorers Game, crack the code to open the safe and claim your prize. 
  • Then follow hieroglyphs around the Explorers gallery and discover an ancient Egyptian saying.
  • both activities are FREE with a valid Museum ticket



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New Shōgun-Themed Display in Explorers Gallery

Have you been watching the amazing new series Shōgun on Disney+? We have! And to celebrate Japanese culture, we have created a small display of Japanese objects inspired by items seen in the series. From samurai swords to sake cups you don't need to leave Torquay to discover beautiful Japanese artworks. Highlights include a rare and ornate triple-barrelled matchlock gun, a portable Buddist shrine and delicately illustrated books, take some time to discover Japan in our Explorers Gallery. 




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