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Torquay Museum in Devon

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Something new and amazing to be discovered in this interesting musem.

In the Agatha Christies Collection you can detect the story behind the famous crime writer who was a resident of Torquay.

There are childhood images and personal items as well as original manuscript and handwritten notes.

During the summer months you can take a cruiseto Greenaway the summer residence of Agatha Christie and explore the lovely gardens and vinery, details from the museum.

The Hidden Gallery shows you how Devon evolved through the ages. This includes Kent's Cavern collection of prehistoric animal remains excavated from nearby Kents Cavern.

The New Explores Gallery bring to life the adventures of Torbay's intrepid explorers - AB.Brewster who encountered cannibals in Fiji, Colonel Percy Fawcett who went to Brazil, Frank Browning who went to the Antartic on the Terra Nova; Egyptomania - Ancient Egypt has been a constant source of fascination to European traveller including the daughter of the founder of Singer Sewing Machiones, and Agatha Christie who accompained her husband on his archaelogical digs.

You can also experience the sights and sounds of country living taking a walk through the reconstructed 1860's Devon Farmhouse.

Afterwards visit Pengelly's cafe for light refreshments and freshly prepared home cooked meals and lastly shop at the shop for your sovueniers.

Contact details

Click to visit www.torquaymuseum.orgwww.torquaymuseum.org

telephone: 01803 293975
fax: 01803 24186
address:  529 Babbacombe Road
Torquay
Devon
TQ1 1HG

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