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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. Put Bygones at the forefront of your travel plans using our Torquay travel website .
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  • We went here whilst in Torquay for the weekend . It is bigger than it first appears and make sure you look at everything slowly as there is so much stuff on display you have to make sure to look at ev...  more »
  • ....local attractin for us but have never boon! Very interesting and enjoyable afternoon and if you are a certain age, takes you back to being with Grandma etc. Well worth a visit  more »
  • Well worth a visit. Loads to look at. Tells a tale of how it came to be along the way. Cafe was closed on our visit unfortunately.  more »
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  • Great smells, great customer service, a game for children to play as they go through to keep them occupied. Lovely little shop with loads of cool stuff especially for children. Good mix of fun and educational toys. The victoriana was fascinating and really well delivered, a delightful journey through the ages. Highly recommended.
  • Beautiful collection turned museum. Loose yourself for hours in this place of recreated rooms, shops, train sets and all manner of things from the past. Topped with a lovely cafè for tea and cake and a great gift shop. Plus it's dog friendly! Amazing.
  • 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
  • A very nostalgic afternoon. Love the improvements. Staff available to offer information and share experience would be good.
  • What a great place. Well worth a visit. Very educational. Like stepping back to Victorian times. A joy leave a full day to go round. Nice cafe too.
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