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.

For further information and opening times visit:

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 Monday 6th July 2020

We are delighted to confirm that we will be re-opening the hotel and our restaurant on Monday 6th July. 

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 over the last four months.

Although your next stay with us will be slightly different, it will still be the same calm and peaceful, relaxing and restorative place you have come to know and love. A place where you can not only unwind, but enjoy great food and hospitality.

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

Initially, in order to ensure we can maintain the required social distance, we will only be open to guests booked to stay here in the hotel. It has seemed a long time since we closed our doors back in late March and so it will be a great joy to see our customers returning.

Booking with us

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. 

If you would like to make a new booking we have 10% off all our rates when you stay 2 nights or more in July to get this discount book online here at and enter the code 2NIGHT10 in the promotion code field.

This offer will apply to any room type when you book online

See you soon!
All of us at The Balmoral – Torquay