Torre Abbey Museum is throwing open its doors, with FREE entry over the weekend of 21 and 22 September, to celebrate its heritage, community and history as part of National Heritage Open Days.

Cabinet Member for Infrastructure, Environment and Culture, Cllr Mike Morey, said: “This is a great event, suitable for all ages, with a chance to see a local wonderful award winning museum.”

“You will be able to explore four floors of specially curated exhibitions, stunning permanent collections and enjoy hi-tech interactive displays - all free of charge. You will also have access to the Abbey’s beautiful gardens, Agatha Christie Potent Plants Garden, a Victorian Palm House and historic ruins.

“If that's not exciting enough, Torre Abbey is offering three FREE tours a day at 11am, 1pm and 3pm – please book in advance so not to be disappointed.”

On Saturday 21 September members of the Torquay Pottery Collectors Society will be on hand to answer questions about their new exhibition Patterns on Pots.

Opening hours for the Abbey are 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday (last admission 4pm).

Tour information

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September - 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

Tours are free, but spaces are limited (maximum of 15 per tour) so it is recommended that you reserve a space in advance. Tours will last approximately 45 minutes. 

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If tour spaces are available on the day, they will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture. Find out more at

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