Monastic rooms, Ruins & Archaeology

A 13th century gatehouse with limecrete floors, monastic undercrofts filled with interactive displays and rebuilt archaeological finds of national importance. Interpreted Abbey ruins, displays exploring the life of a 'canon', 'Purgatory' and 'the dissolution of the monasteries'.


Exhibitions and events

Frederick Thrupp studio & gallery

Permanent exhibition

The complete collection of a victorian sculptures studio and gallery, from drawing, maquette to sculpture.

800 years & Family and Faith

Permanent exhibition

Two social history based galleries one of which superbly interprets 800 years of Torbay and Torre Abbey. A Time Machine, a talking statue, a transforming model - this gallery has something for...

Period rooms

Permanent exhibition

Take your time to explore and experience our period rooms, talking plates tell the story of Nelson's visit. See the family chapel hosting a haunting painting by Mostyn, transverse the...

Art galleries

Permanent exhibition

The first floor of the historic house (previously the drawing rooms) hosts 7 themed art galleries to show the diverse wealth of art within the collection; Call of the sea,...

Grand staircases and the long corridor

Permanent exhibition

Torre Abbey boast two grand staircases; The Oak stairs central to the building and a cantilever stone staircase surmounting its entrance hall. Both staircases are hung with the collections more...

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