Torquay Museum

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Torquay Museum
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Torquay Museum is located in Devon
Torquay Museum
Shown within Devon
LocationTorquay, Devon, England
Coordinates50°27′45″N 3°31′06″W / 50.46250°N 3.518459°W / 50.46250; -3.518459Coordinates: 50°27′45″N 3°31′06″W / 50.46250°N 3.518459°W / 50.46250; -3.518459
Websitewww.torbaymuseums.com

Torquay Museum is a museum in the town of Torquay, Devon, England. The building has been a grade II listed building since 1975.[1]

Description[edit]

The museum is located on Babbacombe Road in Torquay. It has numerous galleries, including one devoted to the local author Agatha Christie[2] and another to local explorers and egyptology.[3]

Awards[edit]

The Museum was awarded designated status by the Arts Council for its Quaternary Cave Collection and Archive.[4] The collection consists of around 30,000 items from many local excavated cave sites including Kent's Cavern, along with an associated archive of research materials extending into the first half of the 19th Century.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TORQUAY MUSEUM, Torbay - 1280070 | Historic England". historicengland.org.uk. Retrieved 2018-11-29.
  2. ^ "Agatha Christie Gallery". Torquay Museum. Retrieved 2018-11-29.
  3. ^ "Explorers and Ancient Egypt". Torquay Museum. Retrieved 2018-11-29.
  4. ^ "Torquay Museum Is Awarded Designated Status". Devon Museums. Retrieved 2018-11-29.