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Three floors of nostalgia, an excellent look at the past and well worth a visit irrespective of... read more

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Anthony P
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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Amazing! Very interesting, so much to look at! Old style Victorian type shops,realistically done... read more

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Linda H
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Reviewed today

Three floors of nostalgia, an excellent look at the past and well worth a visit irrespective of age, Particularly worthwhile on a rainy day

Thank Anthony P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing! Very interesting, so much to look at! Old style Victorian type shops,realistically done . shop with old toys, apothecary full of old medicines and jars etc, too much to put on here. Loved the sounds that made it more realistic. Also saw objects from...More

Thank Linda H
Richard C, General Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded today

Many thanks for your visit and review, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed it and appreciated the attention to detail to bring it to life! We hope you will visit again.

Reviewed 6 days ago

3 floors packed full of vintage memorabilia. On the ground floor is a life size replica of a Victorian street, with 15 shops filled with eveyday items from the period.On the upper floors, which are only accessible by stairs, are period rooms, wartime displays, including...More

Thank lovetotravel1704
Richard C, General Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Great, many thanks for taking the time to write such a detailed review, we are glad to hear you enjoyed it so much!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited with a friend, both of us in our seventies. History is now in our lifetime! We had great fun recognising the things we remembered from our past. Loved the nostalgia.

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Richard C, General Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your visit and feedback, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed reminiscing!

Reviewed 1 week ago

You must see this amazing place you will not be dissappointed if youre old enough to remember it is wonderful and if youre younger it is an amazing collection of memoribillia that you will find equally interesting. I would definetly visit here again and would...More

Thank FarAway31913585366
Richard C, General Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow, thank you for taking the time to give us feedback, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed it and think it would be interesting for all ages! We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

An ideal place for a wet November day. From a deceivingly small entrance, Bygones opens onto an area packed with memorabilia, on 3 floors, all accessible with a handrail on the steps.There is too much to actually absorb in one visit, but with recorded sounds...More

Thank SusieBaby_10
Richard C, General Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow! What a super review, many thanks for taking the time to write in detail about what you enjoyed from your visit. We certainly agree it is poignant to remember what people gave up for us and consider how lucky we are to live as...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a couple of hours walking around the exhibits which were amazing. So much in a very good setting in the form of a street. It was interesting to hear how the museum had started. I was surprised to find an engine INSIDE the...More

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Richard C, General Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to 1897! Yes the idea evolved around the purchase of the steam engine and we have kept adding ever since!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

3 of us went to Byegones whilst we were staying in Torquay, we weren't sure what to expect really. We really enjoyed looking around, it was packed with lovely things from Victorian era right up to the 1950's. A lot of work had gone into...More

1  Thank Irene S
Richard C, General Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your visit and feedback, it is important to us as a family business to know our customers are satisfied when visiting. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommend a visit to Bygones .. So much to see Really gives you an authentic feel of Victorian Times . Excellent for a rainy day !!

Thank robertcY5283VC
Richard C, General Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Super, we are delighted to hear you found your visit worthwhile.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We all really enjoyed a couple of fun packed hours in this museum. The exhibits are absolutely heaving with memorabilia from the Victorian times and more from the 1950’s upstairs. The way the museum is set out as a Victorian Street adds to its charm....More

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Richard C, General Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting and for taking the time to write such a detailed review, as a family business feedback is important to us. We are glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves so much! We hope to see you again.

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AuraUk
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Hi, yes we are about a 3-4 minute walk away from each other!
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Emma W
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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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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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