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Bygones, Torquay

(4.3/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • Came with my partner and really enjoyed a look back. A lovely place with great things to see. Staff pleasant and helpful and very reasonable price 
  • An interesting visit, though many of the audible devices were either not working, or could not be heard over the kitchen staffs raised voices, tho to be fair we were the only visitors. I felt it was a...  more »
  • Lived in Torbay and always wanted to visit, when I did I was blown away by what they have in there, brilliantly set out Victorian street with different shops with products of the age, great to see, Th...  more »
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  • An excellently made victorian 'street' with so much more. The ground is as advertised a cobbled street with furnished period shop windows to look through, then it's upstairs to see how home living was before going through the world war 1 trenches. We went expecting to be mild amused, but left having really enjoyed ourselves and thinking that the ticket price is cheap for what is offered. Would highly recommend this to both those with a love of history bit also to families or people who just want to reminisce about better days.
  • A trip in the past worth every penny. Like an Aladdins cave inside friendly staff
  • Very Interesting.. Kids and I enjoyed. 5 stars if it was bigger but is good value.
  • If you have not been, you must visit Bygones. Don't be deceived into thinking it is small due to its outward appearance, it is HUGE inside on multiple levels. One of the most fascinating few hours i have ever spent. They really do capture the atmosphere and there is so much to see and do.
  • Really cool and great to see. Expensive but worth it.