The Torquay Historical Society was created in 2000 using a garage to house the first collections. In 2011 we moved into our current location at the Torquay Old Police Station (TOPS) where we share the facility with other organisations. We are a community organisation committed to collecting, researching and sharing an understanding of the history of Torquay and its closest neighbours.
With the support of volunteers the Torquay Historical Society provides a program of lectures and exhibitions when requested. We also provide open access to the collection each Sunday between 2 pm and 4 pm and welcome anyone to drop in; they would love to hear your stories.
The T&DHS collection is an important collection of books, manuscripts, records, memorabillia , images, periodicals, newsletters and registers that have been collected since our inception in 2000. The collection is geared to the targeted collection of Torquay history. We welcome donations of suitable items.
We are passionate about our town and preserving what we can of the past in the face of so much change.