Torquay Museum is Devon’s oldest established Museum still operating, founded in 1844 and still owned and run by Torquay Museum Society. The Accredited Museum holds collections of natural history, palaeontology, archaeology, social history, ethnography, Torquay pottery, pictorial records, and archives, relating to the Torbay area, as well as from across the world. The collections are exceptional for a Museum of this size, over 300,000 specimens are held in the stores with about one per cent on display. The galleries include displays of local natural history, South Devon prehistory and finds from Kent's Cavern, Egyptology, the life of Agatha Christie, South Devon Explorers and the old Devon Farmhouse. The Museum has regular temporary exhibitions, and programmes of events for all ages.