Torre Abbey Torquay
Opened July 2013
RFA has successfully completed the design and installation project “to transform Torre Abbey into a high-quality heritage attraction”.
Torre Abbey is Torquay’s most historic building and the most complete medieval monastery to survive in Devon. The site has an unbroken 800-year history and the abbey is nowadays home to one of the finest art collections in the region. Major elements of the (Phase 2) project included the installation of meaningful interpretation and signage throughout the site, a major new exhibition (800 Years), the effective display of rich art collections in furnished rooms and flexible gallery spaces, and the provision of first-class educational facilities.
Torre Abbey earns 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
Since Torre Abbey has reopened its doors to the public there has been a flood of positive feedback. Here are a selection of our favourite comments taken from TripAdvisor (Sept 2013):
“The interior of the abbey presents history in an exciting and enlightening way making excellent use of modern technology in the form of holograms, videos and interactive exhibits. The dining room table is my favourite, but it has to be seen to be believed, so I won’t spoil it for you!”
“The interactive elements were fun & informative yet aimed at all age groups. I thought I knew quite a lot about Torquay’s history but left with a great deal more info brought wonderfully to life.“
“It is beautifully laid out and attractive for all ages with buttons to press and multi-media presentations which really bring the story to life. The rooms are also full of interest and the stunning art displays give a wonderful insight into the history of Torbay. We have lived here for almost 38 years and were totally entranced – in fact we bought an annual membership because we will go back time and time again. There is so much to see and do, it is well worth a visit if you are a visitor or a resident in Torbay”
For more information about the restoration of the abbey, visit the Torre Abbey website.