The Venetian – Gothic style was designed by architect William Harvey Jnr. With it’s grand entrance hall and sculptures lining the entrance it’s an impressive site to see and definitely worth a visit.

Inside the Torquay museum you’ll find plenty of history to explore. Go back in time with the Ancient Egyptians and learn about their daily life and beliefs. The Egyptology Exhibition is home to over 400 artefacts from Ancient Egypt including the mummified body of a young Egyptian boy.

The Museum also houses several biological collections. Explore the many species in the Natural History Collection with over 150,000 specimens including, plants, Insects, birds, reptiles and mammals.

Learn about the prehistoric settlements and caves of South Devon and see the collection of over 34,000 specimens collected from local caves in the Palaeontology Collection.

There are many more collections to see including Social and Oral Histories and World Cultures. And in addition to this there are various events and exhibitions throughout the year.

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Visit our hotel in torquay and relax in great accommodation while you explore this fantastic attraction in Torquay. We have some excellent offers available all year round, see our last minute deals for hotel breaks and special offers in Torquay..


Re-Opening From Monday 17th May

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We are delighted to confirm that we will be re-opening the hotel, restaurant & bar on Monday 17th May.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our loyal customers for their patience and understanding and for all the support you have shown us.

Be confident and reassured that we are providing an environment which conforms to government guidelines and industry best practices and will be as safe and secure as we can possibly make it. The health and well-being of everyone who visit us, as well as or staff remains our overriding priority. 

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If you have a booking that was cancelled and would like to re-book, please email us at and quote your original booking reference number with your chosen dates or call us on 01803 293 381. We will send you confirmation to confirm.