Torre Abbey: House, Galleries & Gardens


  • Torre Abbey: House, Galleries & Gardens

  • The Kings Drive, Torquay, TQ2 5JE

  • 01803 293593



  • Free (under 18); £7.85 (adult); £6.45 (concs).

  • Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Open 10am - 5pm. Wed-Sun opening March-May and Oct-December. Open 7 days a week June-September. Closed Jan and Feb.

  • All ages

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A great place for families to explore, combining history, creativity, adventure and open space for all ages. Entrance is free for all under-18s. Free trails, activities, dressing up, and interactives for children.

Children's workshops all year link to exhibitions and the history of Torre Abbey. This spring, we explore Landscape & the Natural Environment. Over the summer, Buzzing Torbay and the Great Big Rhinos will be teaching us about Creatures Great and Small. Over Autumn, we investigate Art and Maths, linked to De Morgan's beautiful ceramics. Look out for special Quest with Play Torbay. See our website for regular listings and activities.

Founded in 1196, Torre Abbey tells the story of 800 years of history, from life in a medieval monastery, through its dissolution by Henry VIII, the Spanish Armada, the Napoleonic Wars, and Georgian family life. Over 4 floors, heritage rooms, art exhibitions, interactive displays, ‘talking portraits', videos and games to bring history to life.

Torre Abbey's garden is a fantastic place for children to explore, with medieval knot gardens, lawns, the Palm House, discovery backpacks and outdoor learning activities.

Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.

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