An insight into the life of this world famous author through family photographs

Fans of the Queen of Crime are in for a treat this autumn as Torre Abbey Museum opens its new Agatha Christie exhibition. Featuring rarely seen photographs from the author’s private collection. Agatha Christie: A Life in Photographs illustrates the life behind the works of the most widely published author of all time.

Family photos give a unique insight into her life showing the real Agatha as an energetic and adventurous young woman with images of her surfing onto an idyllic Muizenberg beach in South Africa and roller-skating along Torquay pier.

A timeline will sit alongside the pictures and mark the key milestones in Christie’s life, including the first performance of the world’d longest running play, The Mousetrap, and the publication of definitive works such as Murder on the Orient Express and And There Were None.

Agatha Christie: A Life in Photographs will be open from 10am every day apart from Mondays (with the exception of Bank Holidays), with last admission at 4pm.

The exhibition coincides with the International Agatha Christie Festival (IACF) which marks Agatha’s birthday and is taking place from Thursday 12 – Sunday 15 September.

Torre Abbey will be hosting a number of IACF events, for more information visit the website.


“Nothing has surprised me more in life than to have become a famous authoress –

I sometimes can’t believe it’s really me.” Agatha Christie

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