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Torquay Museum has been the subject of a large number of paranormal investigations over the years, so we are very experienced at hosting such events and are well equipped to cater to the needs of ghost hunting groups.
The Museum has been a very productive venue for paranormal groups, attracting extensive media coverage of unusual activity witnessed and recorded. There have been a number of significant sightings and incidents, including CCTV footage of books and leaflets flying off the shelves of the Museum’s shop (featured in the national media), two photos of “ghosts” taken in the Devon Farmhouse Gallery and Explorers Gallery (which have attracted national and international media coverage), 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 boards.
About the Location
Torquay Museum is a very atmospheric building (especially at night), which was purpose-built as a museum in 1874. It has a fascinating history, with around 350,000 amazing objects and artefacts, including Britain’s oldest human fossil, Devon’s only human mummy (a four year old boy who died 2,500 years ago), and Britain’s only Agatha Christie Gallery (including some of her personal effects). We have some fascinating man-made artefacts dating back from half a million years ago up to the Victorian era, many of which have a rich and unusual history, as well as human remains. The Museum can also supply a wide variety of objects from its handling collection for use in psychometry sessions.
There is parking close to the Museum, and full wheelchair access throughout the Museum.
Venue Hire Cost: £450 for an investigation from 8pm – 2am (access from 7pm), to include unlimited tea, coffee and biscuits for guests.
£575 for a sleepover investigation from 8pm – 9am (access from 7pm), to include unlimited tea, coffee and biscuits for guests. Guests would sleep in the Museum’s Explorers Gallery which houses Devon’s only human mummy.
Capacity: a maximum of 70 ghost hunting guests
Areas to Investigate: Full access to all public areas of the Museum (five galleries), plus the Museum’s library and 130 seat auditorium with projection equipment which can be used to show photographs and film footage of paranormal encounters.
Refreshments: Unlimited tea, coffee and biscuits for guests. DIY breakfasts using the Museum’s staff kitchen for sleepover guests, or the Museum’s café can provide a cooked breakfast at extra cost.