Torquay Museum

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Visit Torquay Museum for a truly inspiring day out! As well as our changing exhibitions programme, our permanent galleries show an amazing range of natural history artefacts, galleries on explorers, egypt and the amazon, and our social history collections.

Agatha Christie
Britain’s only permanent gallery dedicated to the life story of Torquay’s most famous daughter, the world’s undisputed Queen of Crime. Trace the eventful life of the best-selling author, through a vast collection of photographs and images. See some of her personal effects, from an original manuscript and handwritten notes to some of her clothes and dozens of first editions of her novels.

Explorers
A new interactive Explorers Gallery traces the incredible journeys made by Torquay's famous explorers, including the hero of Brad Pitt’s movie, The Lost City of Z - Percy Harrison Fawcett, who spent years exploring the jungles of South America. Explore life and death in Ancient Egypt, including the coffin of a little boy entombed within, and see many beautiful and rare objects collected from across the globe by Torquay explorers.

Ancestors
See the oldest human fossil in Britain, a 43,000 year old jawbone, as you explore half a million years of human evolution in Devon. Humans first arrived here some 450,000 years ago. Trace their progress to the elusive Neanderthals that inhabited Kents Cavern during the Ice Age, sharing this landscape with woolly mammoths, cave bears and huge scimitar cats.

The English Riviera
From a tropical coral sea to an arid dessert and ice-bound landscape, the English Riviera has changed radically over the last 400 million years. The Time Ark Gallery explores Devon's unique geology and tells the story of Kents Cavern prehistoric caves - home to humans, scimitar cats, cave bears and hyenas for half a million years.

Fun and Adventure for Kids!
Become a reporter on the "Curse of the Mummy’s Hand" story breaking in Egypt, hunt down the clues around the Museum and claim your prize. Or follow the Explorer’s Trail, crack the secret code to the safe and discover what awaits you inside. There are also special events at the Museum during school holidays. Check our website for details.

Museum Opening Times
Open Monday - Sat 10am - 4pm (last entry 3pm) during termtimes. See website for Christmas opening.


Torquay Museum
529 Babbacombe Rd
Torquay
TQ1 1HG
Tel: 01803 293975
e-mail:enquiries@torquaymuseum.org
www.torquaymuseum.org

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Torquay Museum

529 Babbacombe Road
Torquay
TQ1 1HG

Telephone: 01803 293 975
Email: enquiries@torquaymuseum.org
Website: http://www.torquaymuseum.org/

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Free Winter Workshops for Young People! / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2013-11-07T00:00:00Z">Thu 07 Nov 2013</span>Free Winter Workshops for Young People! / Thu 07 Nov 2013

Young Sustainability Champions Torquay Museum is offering half day workshops exploring a range of Sustainability topics. We have a host of opportunities that are completely FREE that will ignite, inform and entertain th...

Torquay Museum joins Kids in Museums campaign! / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2013-02-18T00:00:00Z">Mon 18 Feb 2013</span>Torquay Museum joins Kids in Museums campaign! / Mon 18 Feb 2013

We’re calling on all children, young people and families to share their ideas and views with us! What would you like to see more of in your local museum, and what would help you enjoy and learn as a family? Building ...

Jawbone - Earliest Evidence of Modern Humans in NW Europe / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2011-11-02T00:00:00Z">Wed 02 Nov 2011</span>Jawbone - Earliest Evidence of Modern Humans in NW Europe / Wed 02 Nov 2011

Torquay Museum’s Jawbone is Earliest Evidence of Modern Humans in North-western Europe, According to New Study by Experts Experts from the University of Oxford and the Natural History Museum in London have discover...

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ENGLISH RIVIERA FILM FESTIVAL - CLASSIC CRIME FILMS / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-10-05T00:00:00Z">Sat 05 Oct 2019</span>ENGLISH RIVIERA FILM FESTIVAL - CLASSIC CRIME FILMS / Sat 05 Oct 2019

Date: 5 October 2019 As part of the annual English Riviera Film Festival, Torquay Museum will show a feast of classic crime films in its 130 seat auditorium with new cinema quality laser projector. 10am Mil...

CHRISTIE MYSTERY DAY AT TORQUAY MUSEUM / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-09-15T00:00:00Z">Sun 15 Sep 2019</span>CHRISTIE MYSTERY DAY AT TORQUAY MUSEUM / Sun 15 Sep 2019

Torquay Museum will be celebrating Agatha Christie’s birthday in style this year when it opens its doors exclusively for a special Christie Mystery Day, packed with events for fans of the Queen of Crime. Last year's even...

Bare Bones Exhibition / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-05-25T00:00:00Z">Sat 25 May</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2019-09-08T00:00:00Z">Sun 08 Sep 2019</span> <span>(4 months)</span>Bare Bones Exhibition / Sat 25 May to Sun 08 Sep 2019 (4 months)

A Torquay Museum Exhibit A family - friendly interactive summer exhibition that explores the fascinating World of animal skeletons, which have evolved into a mind - boggling variety of forms since the first vertebrate...

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Freelance Education Officer / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-02-28T00:00:00Z">Thu 28 Feb 2019</span>Freelance Education Officer / Thu 28 Feb 2019

Salary: Payment is on a sessional basis: £50 for a half day morning or afternoon workshop and £80 for a whole day workshop. Hours per week: This post is offered on a freelance as required basis depending on the number...