torquay  museum - torquay

Torquay -main

Apparitions, footsteps and ghostly fingerprints are just an example of the ghostly goings on in this fantastic museumThis purpose-built museum from 1874 has a fascinating history, with around 350,000 amazing objects and artefacts within. It was the result of eighteen local men who got together due to the fact that they liked history.

However, they kept accumulating more and more artefacts between them which resulted in them needing to build the museum to keep them all in. The building took two years to build and has been seen in the national media in 2016 whereby footage from the gift shop can be viewed of items being thrown from a shelf. Previous photos have also been taken of apparitions within the building. It's an atmospheric building which is quite creepy once the lights go out. It holds Devon's only human mummy, other human remains as well as Britain's only Agatha Christie gallery (she was born in Torquay). The building is like a tardis and is a lot bigger inside than it looks from the outside including 6 galleries, a large library store rooms and auditorium for you to wander.

Ghostly goings on include fingerprints spontaneously appearing on the inside of the Museum's mummy case (which hasn't been opened for 9 years), sightings of an apparition walking through a bookcase in the Museum's Library, footsteps and banging in unoccupied store rooms, and some interesting contacts via Spirit Board. One photo taken in 2015 in the Old Devon farmhouse gallery which holds furniture which is up to 300 yrs. old shows a female coming up out of the floor, another photo taken in 2016 in the Egyptian gallery shows another apparition of female. Is it the same female? A lot of the artefacts have had a lot of previous human interaction and therefore what energies, do they still hold?