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The Real Crime Museum

Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Interesting but needs an Update

Having been to Hastings True crime museum which is in a similar setting and perhaps took... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hastings, United Kingdom
via mobile
Expected more

A nice little museum, in a good location. Some really interesting articles. However these could... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Oxford, United Kingdom
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23 Victoria Parade, Torquay TQ1 2BD, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having been to Hastings True crime museum which is in a similar setting and perhaps took inspiration from this museum,I would say that the Real crime museum could do with some updating in comparison. Although the information and artefacts were interesting it was aimed primarily...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Save your money this museum is a waste of time. Walked all four rooms in twenty minutes! If cut outs and itv documentaries are all it takes to open a back door dive museum, then I'll be opening one soon from my garden shed!! Don't...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Kay T
Reviewed 16 October 2018

We popped in here whilst visiting Torquay, some reviews have it all wrong, this was an authentic, very interesting place, with pictures, letters and films on various crimes, there is an in depth area dedicated to Charles Branson, with letters from the man himself about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jopa1978
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

I was dragged in by my family, it cost us one arm and one leg ! The smell was worse than my trainers on a hot day. Terrible damp smell, very small museum 4 rooms. Cut outs from news paper and nothing that you couldnt...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank cheffy9504
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Smelt horrible as soon as you walked in, got stuck in the only ladies toilet working and well... if Charles Bronson floats your boat this is the place for you. More of a shrine than a museum for crime. Not worth the money at all,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 422katherinew
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Have waited a year to visit this museum and was hoping the negative reviews were wrong. Unfortunately they are correct about the horrific smell and broken toilets so I won’t go on about that. Such a shame that this location and idea could be a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank MWANN
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

A nice little museum, in a good location. Some really interesting articles. However these could have all been googled as mostly taken from newspapers. The smell was a bit off putting after being in there a while. Worth a visit as I found the Charles...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank SteveWann
Reviewed 25 September 2018

was interesting with all the facts about different crimes ,but the smell inside is horrible ,damp and really gets to you ,the men toilet out of order ,so use ladies one, hard to pull door open and one of them out of order ,and dirty...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

This place has its good points and bad point, me and my husband went in and spent about 40 minutes there , they had a great collection of stuff , bad points are the place had a strong horrible smell of damp throughout and the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank JoanneO1077
Reviewed 20 September 2018

The second you set foot in the place your senses are hit with an awfully pungent smell of damp and the whole place feels to be unclean. The girl on the desk didn't seem at all interested. The men's toilets were out of order and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank MikeLinane
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Lisa S
11 August 2018|
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Response from Maddy W | Reviewed this property |
I see you already have the answer. I agree with the adult price, can't remember child price.