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Torre Abbey Historic House & Gardens

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Established in 1196, Torre Abbey is a museum of history and art housed in an Ancient Scheduled Monument with beautiful and award winning gardens.

Based in Torquay on the stunning English Riviera, this family friendly Torbay Council owned museum and gardens is a centre for creativity and culture – with a seasonal programme of exhibitions, events and activities across visual arts, history and live performance.

Rapidly growing as the Bay’s key cultural hub, Torre Abbey Museum is where world class exhibitions are shown side by side with creative work from local emerging talent.

The Abbey is a real hive of activity which ranges from comedy nights to outdoor theatre and cinema in amongst our stunning ruins. We don’t stop there, the Abbey is also a beautiful setting for weddings, a great space for workshops and the perfect venue for school visits.

We offer corporate hire with meeting and function rooms that are oozing with heritage and history.  Whether you are looking for a lavish location to hold a gala dinner, corporate Christmas party, dinner dance or charity ball, Torre Abbey will add glamour, grace, and style to any occasion.

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“I have never before, in my long eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse. With two and a half weeks of extensive coverage of landscapes and skies, I hardly scratched the surface of the visual opportunities that were gifted to me.”

Steven Spielberg