Torquay Museum will be celebrating Agatha Christie’s birthday this year when it opens its doors exclusively for its second Christie Mystery Day, packed with events for fans of the Queen of Crime. Last year’s event was a huge success where fans not only enjoyed a wide range of activities but were able to socialise with like-minded people in a friendly, welcoming environment.
A limited number of tickets will be available for the day, which includes a buffet lunch*. Guests will have exclusive access to rarely seen classic film adaptations of Christie novels, radio plays, fascinating talks by Christie experts, and the day will culminate in a ‘special event’
There will also be Museum tours and access to the Christie Gallery, which includes furniture, props and costumes from ITV Studios’ adaptations of the Poirot stories, some of Christie’s personal effects, and a wealth of information about the world’s best-selling author of all time.
Recently donated Christie memorabilia will also be on show in Torquay Museum, and there will be hundreds of Christie books on sale from the Museum’s shop.
The Christie Mystery Day has been devised by noted Christie expert Dr John Curran. Ticket numbers are limited so early booking is highly recommended. Early bird tickets are available until 30th June and can be purchased via this page or by contacting the Museum’s ticket desk between 10am and 4pm Monday to Saturday, tel: 01803 293975. Profits from this event will be used by Torquay Museum, a registered charity, to care for its internationally renowned collections, including Britain’s only Agatha Christie Gallery.
*please contact the Museum if you have any dietary requirements for the Buffet Lunch.
To complement the Christie Mystery Day, Torquay Museum will additionally host a fully interactive Ancient Egyptian Murder Mystery event during the evening, called the Curse of Amenhotep. A priceless Egyptian artefact has been stolen – the Stone of Amenhotep. A murder has been committed. Is this the infamous Curse of Amenhotep or is it a robbery gone wrong? Teams of guests will work against the clock to sift through the evidence and clues scattered across the Museum’s dimly-lit galleries, piece them together and solve the mystery.
Tickets for this very popular murder mystery are strictly limited and are available at a cost of £25 for a two hour experience from 7pm – 9pm, 15th September. Book your tickets by contacting Torquay Museum directly on 01803 293975.