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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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  • 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.