Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens

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Welcome to the heart of Torquay - past, present and future.

Imagine the silent prayers of the Abbey’s medieval "White Canons". Picture the opulent lifestyle of the Cary family who transformed the Abbey into a fine country home. Visit Torre Abbey and step back in - time to explore the lives of all who lived here for over 820 at the heart of the English Riviera.

Enjoy our impressive permanent art collection and lively programme of contemporary arts events. Visit our beautiful gardens, and whatever the weather, you can be transported to exotic climes in our Palm and Cactus Houses. There is even the odd mysteries to be solved!
- See more at: http://www.torre-abbey.org.uk/visit#sthash.5GoXLYbJ.dpuf

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Gallery, Garden, parklands or rural site, Archaeological site, Museum, Heritage site

Opening hours

OPEN 5 DAYS A WEEK (Wed - Sunday) from the 1 October - 20 December 2015.

10am - 5.00pm (Last Admission 4.00pm)
CLOSED 21 - 26 Decembeer 2015

OPEN 27 - 31 December 2015

CLOSED - January & February 2016.
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Admission charges

Adults £7.50
Seniors £6.25
Children (3-15 years) £3.00
Family £18.00
Garden £4.00
Annual Ticket £15.00
Annual Ticket Seniors £12.50
Annual Ticket Family £25.50

Pre Booked
Education Group (Schools) £3.00
Adult Group £6.00

Discounts

  • Museums Association
  • National Art Pass
Getting there

Parking: The Riviera International Centre, Chestnut Ave, Torquay TQ2 5LZ; Car park fees will be refunded on presentation of the tear-off strip when paying for your admission. (Maximum refund £4.00).
Drop off: Through the Swan gates, Avenue road.
Public transport;
Torquay station (5 minute walk)
Buss stops; Torre Abbey meadows: buss 12 & 22, Grand hotel / Torquay station: buss 12, Belgrave road / Kistor hotel: buss x46, Walnut road: buss 32

Additional info

The building is now 90% wheelchair accessible

At Torre Abbey we have many New Galleries and Art Spaces within the house that are filled with incredible works of art and also, after the recent excellent restoration project we now have many more interactive Galleries and interpretive works of art. Regionally important art works are embellished with nationally important artists such as Holman Hunt, Burne Jones and William Blake. Regularly changing gallery spaces and a visible art store show the strength of Torre Abbeys stored collection.
- See more at: http://www.torre-abbey.org.uk/collections#sthash.Zbsbp1PV.dpuf

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Personalities, Social History, Coins and Medals, Religion, Weapons and War, Maritime

Key artists and exhibits

  • William Holman Hunt
  • Edward Burne-Jones
  • William Blake
  • John Brett
  • Thomas Luny
  • William Salter
  • Frederick Thrupp
  • Arthur Hacker
  • Pietro Calvi
  • John Martin

Getting there

Parking: The Riviera International Centre, Chestnut Ave, Torquay TQ2 5LZ; Car park fees will be refunded on presentation of the tear-off strip when paying for your admission. (Maximum refund £4.00).
Drop off: Through the Swan gates, Avenue road.
Public transport;
Torquay station (5 minute walk)
Buss stops; Torre Abbey meadows: buss 12 & 22, Grand hotel / Torquay station: buss 12, Belgrave road / Kistor hotel: buss x46, Walnut road: buss 32

Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens
The King's Drive
Torquay
Devon
TQ2 5JE
England

Website

www.torre-abbey.org.uk/homepage

E-mail

torreabbeyenquiries@torbay.gov.uk

Education Officer

dee.martin@torbay.gov.uk

Telephone

01803 293593

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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