Torquay Museum

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Visiting the English Riviera this summer and looking for things to do in Torquay, Brixham and Paignton?

We suggest you pay a visit to Torquay Museum, just a five-minute stroll from Torquay Harbour and the Clocktower.

Torquay Museum was founded back in 1844. The founding society were passionate about setting up a museum that illustrated the natural history of the county of Devon and their vision still remains today.

What's great though is this vision never limited the collections and exhibitions on offer. Today, their collections come from all over the world, ready to transport its visitors from the beautiful seaside town of Torbay across the globe and into Earth's glorious history. 

What will you discover on your day out in Torquay Museum?

  • Natural History: The largest collection the Museum holds with over 150,000 specimens
  • Archaeology: Torquay Museum holds over 5,000 archaeological specimens from Torbay and sites around South Devon
  • Ancient Egypt: Over 400 artefacts from Ancient Egypt, the core of which form the permanent Egyptology exhibition in the Explorers' Gallery
  • World Culture: Their collection of World Material Culture (Ethnography) consists of over 2,500 items, from all over the world
  • Paleontology: The Museum’s stores hold over 34,000 specimens collected from local caves
  • Social History: Over 8,000 items are kept in store covering many themes
  • Ceramics: The Museum has a collection of over 1700 ceramic items, including examples from the local potteries

Plus lots and lots more. Honestly, you could spend your whole day out at this Torquay attraction!

Which is why it's pretty great that once you pay for one ticket, it grants you free access to the Museum for a year. For £9 a ticket, that's an incredible deal. 

529 Babbacombe Road,
Devon TQ1 1HG
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How to get here

On foot

The museum is situated on Babbacombe Road, five minutes’ walk from Torquay Harbour and the Clocktower. From the Clocktower, walk up the hill along Torwood Street. The Museum is 300 meters up on your left opposite Torwood Gardens park.

By bus

From the town centre buses No 22 will drop you outside the museum. From the train station buses No 12 and 200 will drop you in the town centre.

By train

The nearest railway station to the Torquay Museum is Torquay, which is served by Great Western Railway services throughout the day. It's 30 minutes to the Torquay Museum on foot. You'll find the museum just up the road from Torquay Marina.

By car

Follow the A379 (Torbay Road) along Torquay’s seafront and past The Pavillion. At the roundabout take the 1st exit (A379) along the Harbourside. At the Clocktower roundabout take the 1st exit (A379) and drive up Torwood Street. You will find Torquay Museum 300 metres up on your left.

If you are parking in the Harbour/Terrace car park, you should take the first left on Torwood Street into The Terrace.

All local car parks are pay and display. The nearest municipal car park is Harbour/Terrace Car Park, Montpelier Road, Torquay TQ1 1DD. Exit from the far end of the top platform and the museum is 45 meters down the hill. There is also limited on-street parking available.

  • Accessible toilets
  • Baby-changing facilities
  • Gift shop
  • Café
  • Assistance dogs only
  • Pay once and get in free for a year with a Standard Museum Ticket
  • Large print copy guides are available at reception
  • Torquay museum can provide a great experience for visitors with learning disabilities or special educational needs. By prior arrangement, they can provide accompanied visits with a museum volunteer, educational sessions and tailored handling sessions for people with learning disabilities of all ages