Torquay Museum will be celebrating Agatha Christie’s birthday in style this year when it opens its doors exclusively for a special Christie Mystery Day packed with events for fans of the Queen of Crime.
Day tickets will give guests exclusive access to five rarely seen classic film adaptations of Christie novels, eight radio plays, fascinating talks by six Christie experts, buffet lunch and culminating in a Special Event. The Christie Mystery Day will be launched by Mathew Prichard, Agatha Christie’s grandson.
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 for the first time, and there will be hundreds of Christie books on sale from the Museum’s shop.
Torquay Museum’s Christie Mystery Day has been devised by noted Christie expert Dr John Curran as part of International Agatha Christie Festival’s Birthday Celebration weekend. There are a limited number of early bird tickets available, priced £30, so advance booking is recommended. 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.
To compliment the Christie Mystery Day, Torquay Museum will additionally host a fully interactive Ancient Egyptian Murder Mystery event during the evening of 16th September, 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. Book your tickets by contacting Torquay Museum on 01803 293975.