Become A Member

Become A Member

Torquay Museum Society is a Registered Charity that runs a programme of lectures and educational activities with the Museum as its home.

Membership enables you to support the Society’s work and become involved in an active community.

As a Society Member you are able to visit the Museum free of charge as often as you wish throughout the year. The dynamic environment of the Museum, with its varied programme of temporary exhibitions, special events and children’s holiday programmes enables visitors to return time and time again and still see something new.

Membership to the Society entitles you to free entrance to all the Society meetings and lectures as well as being able to join any of the Society Sections, which are currently:

  • Archaeology, Geology and Astronomy
  • Literature and Arts
  • Local History
  • Natural History: Botany and Horticulture, Zoology and Ornithology
  • Rambles.

The annual Lecture Programme runs from October to April each year, on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, with a diverse and interesting range of topics being covered – from Local History to Army Life in the 21st Century.  During the summer months we hold mini-lectures each Tues morning called 'Converzationies'.

Unfortunately, due to social distancing restrictions imposed during the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic, the Public Lecture Programme for the October to January 2020 Season has now been cancelled. However, we are hoping to film mini-lectures/short films about notable local landmarks, which will be made available to Torquay Museum Society Members to view online. We hope to have the Lecture Programme back up and running by January 2021, subject of course to a more favourable environment.

Once you have become a Member of the Society you may wish to consider joining one of the sub-committees who help the Museum in a number of activities and also organise social and fundraising events which members can take part in.

Our subscription year runs from 1st October to 30th September the following year. 

The 12 month subscription rate is as follows:

  • Single £60
  • Joint £100 (at the same address)​

with the usual life memberships available as follows:

  • Individual life membership £500 (10 years)
  • Joint life membership £800 (10 years)

Download a Membership Application Form here (400kb PDF), or alternatively forms can be collected from the Museum. Call 01803 293975 or email: for more details.


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