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)

We are open on bank holiday mondays - except Christmas holidays

How much does it cost

Item Cost
Adults £11.00
Children (5 - 18 years) £4.00
Under 5's Free
Family 1 adult plus children £15.00
Family 2 adults plus children £24.00
Adult Annual Membership (unlimited access for 12 months) £24.00
Couples Membership £38.00
Annual Family Membership (2 adults, including children) £42.00
Annual Family Membership (1 adult, including children) £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


The nearest car park is Torre Valley Torre Valley - Torbay Council

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 40 minutes. 

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. Much of the main building is accessible via wheelchair or mobility scooters. Lifts operate to all floors and step lifts are in place where short flights of stairs exist. Many areas of our gardens can be reached by those using mobility aids. Our staff will be delighted to open a side garden gate should this be required. There are plenty of chairs and benches throughout the main building and garden to allow visitors to rest should they wish. For any accessibility queries please speak to us in advance of your visit. 

To find out more about access please see our full access statement.

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.

Visual Guide

A brand new Visual Guide to Torre Abbey is now available to help you plan your visit before you travel to Torre Abbey. It is part of a suite of guides prepared for the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark and funded by Torbay Council’s Voluntary and Community Sector Covid 19 Grants Scheme, as part of the Geopark Covid Transformation Project 2020.

We have also created a new 360 Digital Virtual Tour thanks to a grant from the South West Museum Development Recovery Grant Scheme. This means you can now fully explore our house and gardens from your mobile, laptop, tablet or even with a virtual reality headset.  

Getting in

Small vehicles can drop passengers and Blue Badge-holders during opening hours close to the main entrance - 11am to 5pm, 7 days a week.  We also have three 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. Non-assistance dogs cannot enter the house or gardens but are very welcome in our café. 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

Our delightful café is situated in the Spanish Barn, it is the perfect place to stop and enjoy refreshments, like hot and cold drinks, light bites and those naughty but irresistible sweet treats.

We welcome visitors of all ages to enjoy our café whilst taking in the views across the Meadows and down to the sea and with inside and outside seating there is space for everyone.

Tuesday to Sunday from 10am till 4pm. You do not have to pay entry to Torre Abbey to be able to visit the café.

We are Dog-friendly too.


Café opening times