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Bygones

Fore Street | St Marychurch, Torquay TQ1 4PR, England
+44 1803 326108
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Good little attraction

Took my parents in law here and they really enjoyed it. It's quite compact but they have managed to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mel W
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Warminster, United Kingdom
A Victoriana experience.

What a gem---Victorian street scenes, sweet shops, trenches, full size steam train, model railway... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dave C
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Fore Street | St Marychurch, Torquay TQ1 4PR, England
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+44 1803 326108
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Reviewed yesterday

Took my parents in law here and they really enjoyed it. It's quite compact but they have managed to squeeze an awful lot in to a small space, including a steam train...!!!

Thank Mel W
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a gem---Victorian street scenes, sweet shops, trenches, full size steam train, model railway, etc, etc. This is an Alladin's cave with Tardis-like proportions and a must-see for all ages. The coffee shop serves hand-made meals and cakes, too. Brilliant!

Thank Dave C
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BYGONES B, General Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for your review and comments.Pleased you enjoyed not only our Victorian shops, street and rooms but also our military ,railway displays and our cafe

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Reviewed 3 days ago

very unusual place well worth a visit, too much to see to write about here.world war 1 and 2 exhibits,as well as much more

Thank Sidneysmum
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BYGONES B, General Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review ,we are pleased you enjoyed your visit to us

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Reviewed 4 days ago

A unique experience for a museum. Lots to see and take in on the visit. Café was lovely with a varied menu. Recommend for a family vist

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BYGONES B, General Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many thanks for your visit and feedback, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bygones was very interesting and definitely worth visiting. It all started with a man who loved collecting things about the world war and trains and the Victorian era – actually so many that his house looked like a museum and his wife thought that they...More

Thank Romina A
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BYGONES B, General Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your positive feedback and for visiting, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed it so much. It is a family business built from a hobby that has been going for 31 years! We value customer feedback!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here many times over the years and it never seems to disappoint. Was pleased to see the model railway back as it was being redone at my last visit ☺. Glad I don't have to go to a Victorian dentist! Worth pointing out that...More

Thank Mike A
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BYGONES B, General Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for coming and for your positive review. We are glad the model railway is up and running again and are delighted that our customers are impressed with it too! Yes, it certainly is deceptive from the outside, we have 3 floors crammed with...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this museum; so well laid out, so much to see, and we were especially pleased with the child friendly 'hunt the bears'.

Thank Carol C
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BYGONES B, General Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for coming and for your positive review. We are glad you enjoyed it and the children liked our bear hunt, we run seasonal children's activities to keep them engaged!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our visit here so so much to see its brilliant brings back memories we are a family of four our children aged 4 /10 enjoyed it to fun for all family a must see.

Thank saskia27
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BYGONES B, General Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your visit and positive feedback! We hope to see you all again.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well laid out, loads of exhibits ,really interesting well spent 3hrs for the money took me back to my childhood days

Thank Rodney B
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BYGONES B, General Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit so much!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So I had a rather unusual feeling when I entered the museum. It felt like I had just walked into crowded loud room full of people all chatting. However it was just myself and my partner on the first floor, one we went up stairs...More

Thank Vikki D
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BYGONES B, Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for coming and for your positive review! We have tried to structure it so you get a different feel and not just staring into cabinets. We hope to see you again!

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Emma W
3 April 2018|
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Response from BYGONES B | Property representative |
Yes! We are completely dog friendly in the whole building, even in our cafe where the staff will find a seat that conforms to our health and safety. We get lots of dogs in (of course free of charge!). Hope to see you and... More
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Craig L
6 January 2018|
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Response from BYGONES B | Property representative |
Hi, yes we recommend 1 hour to 1.5 hours but as you can see from all the other positive comments, many people spend longer as there is so much to see across the 3 floors!
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Jeannette J
3 September 2017|
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Response from BYGONES B | Property representative |
Hi, there are about 8 stairs from the ground to 2nd level then 30 up to the top and 30 down however they aren't too steep. They are graduated and have hand rails. Unfortunately we cannot fit lifts in due to it being a 1920's... More
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