This Halloween, Wally, the world’s favourite children’s book character will be travelling the country, appearing in museums, including Torre Abbey.

Running from Friday 9 October till Saturday 31 October, families will be able to join the search for Wally as part of the Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search, organised by Walker Books and Kids in Museums, to celebrate the release of the new book, Where’s Wally? Spooky Spotlight Search.

Join us in your family group and hunt for mini Wally standees amongst our collections.

Find all of the Wally’s hidden around the museum, spell out a spooky phrase and receive a special “I found Wally!” bookmark.

Families also have the chance to enter the Where’s Wally? and Kids in Museums grand prize draw competition to win an ArtFund Family Membership and a bundle of Where’s Wally? goodies.

Councillor Mike Morey, Cabinet Member for Infrastructure, Environment and Culture, said: “Situated at Torquay Seafront, Torre Abbey is a wonderful contemporary interactive museum and art gallery with stunning gardens. The spooky events planned during October are welcome family events and why not come in fancy dress and wear a red-and-white striped shirt and black-rimmed specs to add to the fun.

“Please remember, at this time you will need to book your trip to Torre Abbey in advance and ensure the group attending includes no more than 6 people.”

Over 75 museums around the UK have signed up to run the promotion, which is perfectly timed for Halloween. Additional online activities will be available for those families unable to visit Torre Abbey in person.

Participation in the 'hunt' is included in your museum entry.

As part of our COVID19 safety procedures, advanced booking of timed slots is required, with each slot limited to one group of friends or family (maximum of six people per group). Torre Abbey is currently open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays to allow for additional cleaning. Red the full details of our COVID19 safety procedures.


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