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Trails and Activities for Families

Trails and Activities for Families

Children and families will find plenty of hands on exhibits throughout the museum, with trails and in-gallery activities to keep visitors of all ages learning and exploring!

The Curse of the Mummy's Hand: Become a newspaper reporter and discover the truth behind the 'Curse of the Mummy's  Hand' in our 'Egyptomania' exhibition, then receive a newspaper with your name in the headline! This interactive game was developed by the BBC for Torquay Museum and is based on actual recorded events surrounding the discovery of King Tutankhanun's tomb by Howard Carter and the untimely death of Lord Carnarvon.
 

Grab your backpack and join Percy Fawcett and his friend Stanley 
Snake to find ‘The Lost Treasure of the Ancients’  as an explorer 
in our exciting quiz trail and receive a prize.

Early years visitors can explore the crawl tunnel containing secret objects for children in the Explorers Galleries, fun toys and dressing up clothes to play with in the children's corner in the Old DevonFarmhouse Gallery.

Discover the hidden clues with Harrison, our Lego® hero in The Explorers Game, then crack the code to open the safe and claim your prize.
 
Try out the Brass Rubbings in the Time Ark Gallery, and take away your own pictures of animals and creatures from our Natural History collections.

Have fun with our brand new interactive Geopark exhibits!

Join us for our regular Children & Families days in the museum!

Our popular Children’s Holiday Workshops run each half-term and holiday, providing fun and educational sessions for children to attend - see the 'What's On' section.

 

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