Another sweltering summer is here and with it come Torquay Museum’s temporary summer exhibitions, with some unique merchandise in the museum’s shop.
Currently on display are ‘Pirates! Fact and Fiction’ and ‘Titanic’.
In the Pirates exhibition, you can go on a journey through pirate history, film and literature and view weapons, ship models and treasure.
Meanwhile, the Titanic exhibition will allow visitors to see artefacts from the ship, explore Torquay’s connection to the Titanic and learn about the people that travelled on board.
Alongside these latest exhibitions comes brand new stock in the gift shop.
The range of Pirate-themed items is extensive and includes cuddly parrots, stationery sets, and various books for younger readers as well as pirate figurines. You are sure to find a great gift for any age as we also have jigsaws, keychains, snap cards, diamond treasure paperweights and navel cannon pencil sharpeners at great prices.
For those with youngsters that like to get crafty, the shop also sells mermaid excavation kits and sand art bottle making kits.
For the Titanic exhibition, the museum has acquired a number of unique collectors’ items such as coal and rusticles from the shipwreck itself, all with certificates of authenticity.
In addition, there is a large selection of books for various ages and a number of replica items including mugs, bowls, spoons, tickets and newspapers.
If you are shopping around for a gift for a Titanic enthusiast, the museum gift shop is worth a visit.
Museum staff have recently restocked cuddly toys from Nature Planet. Their products are high quality with a focus on sustainability and environmental impact.
Currently in stock are some hefty stuffed mammoths and some ‘Re-Pet’ white tigers.
The Nature Planet RE-PET range is 100 per cent made of recycled plastic bottles. Everything from the inside stuffing to the outside design, is made of recycled plastic without compromising the design or feel of the plush.
The latest book from local historian Phil Badcott is now available in the gift shop.
This is the astonishing story of The March of William of Orange through Devon in November 1688.
Using diaries and accounts of the time and his knowledge of Devon, Philip Badcott has pieced together his voyage from the Netherlands, his landing at Brixham and his march through Devon before he crossed the county border and continued to London where he was crowned William III.
The Agatha Christie range of products on offer in the gift shop continues to change regularly.
Museum staff plan to have a massive restock of classic cover themed merchandise before the Agatha Christie celebrations in September; these items will include coasters, bookmarks, keychains, tea towels and magnets.
The selection of second hand Agatha Christie titles is constantly being updated so if you are missing something from your collection, please think of the museum shop.
All purchases in the museum gift shop help support the maintenance of Torquay Museum and the collections.
Written by Steve Flavell from Torquay Museum
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