Our main house and gardens are open Tuesday to Sunday and our Café is open seven days a week.

Past events

We have held some truly fantastic events. Some of which we have highlighted below.

TATTOO: British Tattoo Art Revealed

Art Exhibition

3 March 2018 till 3 June 2018

The largest gathering of real objects and original tattoo artwork ever assembled in the UK.

Torbay Tattoo Tales


1 March 2018 till 3 June 2018

We want to hear the story behind your tattoos, to help us create the world's largest digital collection of tattoo tales. 



8 July 2017 till 3 September 2017

A select exhibition curated from the Arts Council Collection. Step inside Torre Abbey this summer and be surrounded by renowned artists and radical works depicting...

Wish You Were Here!

Art Exhibition Family

14 July 2018 till 31 August 2018

A fascinating and fun look at Torquay's history through postcards.

The Last Supper

Exhibition Theatre

16 June 2018 till 31 August 2018

A cutting-edge theatre experience performed by kinetic robots

The Artists of St. Ives

Art Exhibition

8 September 2018 till 25 November 2018

Don't miss a unique opportunity to see the acclaimed works of the St Ives Society of artists, on loan from the Arts Council Collection

Torbay Rocks - The Lionel Digby Collection

Exhibition Music

12 January 2019 till 24 March 2019

60s and 70s music memorabilia from the Lionel Digby Collection.