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Bygones, Torquay

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Specialty Museum · Museum
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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  • A great visit for everyone young and old with interactive games from a bygone era. Absolutely worth a visit  more »
  • This was my favourite place to visit. It is an indoor museum. It tells the story about the old days and the war years. Some of the shops smell like they did in the old days and contain all the items.....  more »
  • I brought my friend to Bygones last week who was visiting from Denmark. He was fascinated, intrigued and enjoyed seeing some of the Victorian history. The place is full of nostalgia and memorabilia from the Victorian era and World Wars, but also has points of interest for the children like the wartime trench, Victorian replica street, steam train and to our amusement original table games
  • It was a very wet day on our holiday in the area and we decided to check out Bygones! I'm so glad we did! We had a lovely few hours exploring and had such a nice time seeing things and explaining them to my children. Lovely coffee in the tearoom there but beware they only take cash. Also enjoyed the old penny arcade too!
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