Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am until 5pm. Last entry 4pm. Open on August Bank Holiday Monday.

Plan your visit

The Abbey is a real hive of activity where world class exhibitions are shown side by side with creative work from local emerging talent.

A visit to Torre Abbey is a fun and creative day out for all the family and the perfect place for groups to experience local history.

Opening times

Tuesday to Sunday from 10am till 5pm (last entry 4pm)

Open on Bank Holiday Mondays in April, May and August

Closed on

How much does it cost

Item Cost
Adults £8.00
Concessions £7.00
Kids and teens (up to 4 under 19's per paying adult) Free
Gardens Only £2.50
Gardens Only (Concessions) £2.00
Annual Gardens Pass £9.00
Groups of 10 or more (group leaders go free) £6.50
Groups of Language Students (Leaders/Teachers go free) £3.00
1196 Club Membership £16.00
1196 Club Membership (Concession) £15.00
1196 Club Double Membership £30.00

How to get here

By Rail


Direct trains from Exeter Central and Newton Abbot. Torquay Station is within 5 minutes walk of Torre Abbey.

Plan your train journey

By Boat


Leave the car behind and travel across the Bay on one of the ferry services. Seasonal ferries to Torquay operate daily from 1 April to 31 October from Brixham, Paignton and Dartmouth.

Find a ferry operator

By Bus


12, 22, 60, 61, 62, Gold, X46 to Torre Abbey Meadows / Sands.

32, 62, to Torre Abbey bus-stop (Walnut Road). 26, 120 to Torquay Train Station bus-stop (Rathmore Road).

Plan your bus journey

By Car


From the seafront, both Rathmore Road and Belgrave Road take you to Chestnut Avenue for Torre Abbey parking. To find our carpark, drive into the Riviera International Conference Centre and follow signs around to the back (by the tennis courts).

Drop-off point and limited parking within the grounds for disabled visitors.

Get driving directions


By Bike


We are on the cycle route with bike racks on site. Child friendly biking routes can be found from our grounds.

Get cycling directions

By Land Train


The Torquay Land Train is a fun way to get around Torquay for all ages! It takes in the picturesque seafront and provides convenient drop off points for many of Torquay's hotels and stops at Torre Abbey. The Train runs from 9:30am with the route taking 45 minutes. 

Present your travel ticket to receive 40% off entry (terms and conditions apply).

Disability & access

Come and enjoy your visit exploring our stunning buildings and impressive displays, world-class collections and exhibitions complemented by modern amenities and special accessibility features.

Should you have any other requests or requirements, or suggestions for how we can make Torre Abbey Museum even more accessible, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Getting in

Small vehicles can drop passengers and blue badge-holders during opening hours close to the main entrance - 10am to 5pm, 7 days a week.  We also have four blue badge parking spaces close to the entrance. Wheelchair users and people with mobility scooters, pushchairs and buggies can access the main entrance. 


Lifts and level access ensure that the almost all of the buildings, gardens and displays can be enjoyed. There is a lift to all floors, as well as two step lifts to other areas of the house. These step lifts are unable to take a motorised wheelchair, but we do have manual wheelchairs which can be borrowed free of charge.


Many areas of our gardens can also be reached by those in a wheelchair or people with limited mobility. Our staff will be delighted to open a side garden gate that allows you to visit the gardens, as well as our Victorian palm house. Please speak to a member of staff when you arrive.


Torre Abbey also has accessible toilets, as does the café, which also features a wide door with push button entry and baby changing facilities.


Assistance dogs are welcome at the museum. Our staff will be happy to provide drinking water for your dog.


If a visitor is unable visit the museum without a carer, the carer will be admitted to paying exhibitions and events free of charge. Please explain your situation when buying your ticket.

Eating and drinking

Situated at the front of Torre Abbey, you don't need to be a visitor to the Abbey to enjoy the beautiful tea room and its sea view!

Visit the Torre Abbey Tea Room Facebook page for more information.


Tea Room opening times

Monday to Tuesday from 10am till 4pm

Wednesday to Sunday from 9:30am till 5pm