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Bygones, Torquay

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Wander along the Victorian streets of Bygones, an all-weather attraction offering a nostalgic look at the bygone days of the 19th century. Discover the secrets of Victorian life at the site’s 20 shops and pubs. Appealing to visitors of all ages, this museum is spread over three floors and includes displays of a giant model railway and a World War I trench. See how a typical Victorian family lived with a visit to the museum’s authentic room settings, which present a kitchen, nursery, tearoom, and parlor. Return to the present day at the site’s popular gift shop, where you can pick up a souvenir of your visit. The museum’s cafe serves homemade cakes, light snacks, and a variety of refreshments. Using our world travel planner, Torquay attractions like Bygones can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • had a lovely weekend in torquay. weather was good to us so managed to do lots of walking. The Bygones is well worth a visit!  more »
  • This really is a marvellous place to visit - so very interesting and cleverly put together; a couple of hours pass by so quickly because you become so interested in all the exhibits, and the sounds of...  more »
  • Fantastic displays of items we all used from years gone by ! Very well displayed with plenty of information.  more »
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  • If you haven't visited this place then why not??? incredible, Bygones goes into so much detail, has a wide variety of historical things to look at, the queen as you enter is just incredible. 3 floors of fun, loads to keep you enthralled for a couple of hours, to be honest really cheap for all you get, the cafe on site is very generous for the price. We took 3 children with us aged 3, 3 and 7 and they were completely taken in by the museum and had a wonderful time. I would only change this if the staff when you enter wore period costumes, maybe a top hat would help the men
  • Great for a dirty and wet afternoon. Some great exhibits. Tour lasts 11/2 to 2 hours. Not disability friendly though. Cafe on the second floor and a small interesting shop by the entrance.
  • Great place for a rainy day. So much history to see. 5 star.
  • Love love love. Every time I go to Devon I go to bygones. 100 % recommend it.
  • I wish I could give this a 10 star review! It was just incredible, really brings the past to life! Staff were unbelievably kind and so sweet. I can't wait to go again!

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When you book a room at a seafront hotel in Torquay, you can take full advantage of English Riviera's famous golden sands and clean swimming facilities, all within walking distance of the town center. Many top-quality seafront hotels offer everything from spa treatments and indoor heated swimming pools, to award-winning bars and front-facing rooms overlooking the town's waterfront promenade. For a less expensive and more romantic alternative deeper inland, consider staying at a private cottage, where you can enjoy privacy and comfort minutes from picturesque coastal paths, pubs, wine bars, and shops. 
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