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Bygones

Fore Street | St Marychurch, Torquay TQ1 4PR, England
+44 (0)1803 326108
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Ranked #10 of 40 Attractions in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

There is so much here. We spent probably about 3 hours here. Not only is there a very wide range of exhibits they are arranged in such a sympathetic way. The items seem much cleaner and better presented than in many other collections. They seem to be alive. The care and pride taken by the owners is evident. Very highly... More

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

You will find things here that you have probably forgotten since you were a kid. So much memorabilia. A must visit.

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Herefordshire, England
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78 reviews 78 reviews
6 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is much bigger than it looks from outside and well worth a visit. Our little grandson loved the trains and the older members of the family thought it was like walking down memory lane.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

If you can't find anything to interest you here you must be very dull indeed! There is something for everyone here. The times we said "Oh look, we had one of those" or "I remember those" to items in the displays. The street is very life-like as are the smells that come from the different shops. Friendly helpful staff and... More

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Gwent
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Wow, you would not think they could get so much in. From the outside the building does not look like it could hold so much, especially the train. Lots of childhood reminders, well displayed, albeit a bit tight in some places, but well worth the visit.

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London
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This certainly takes you back to a time gone by. Good fun and interesting for all ages. Well worth a visit

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

nice place to visit,we have been a few times over the years,but its the first time we noticed the model of Queen Victoria is breathing,cafes nice and clean,the bread pudding is tasty,but not disabled friendly with some steep stairs

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Our hoteliers mentioned this museum as worth a visit and how right they were. What memorabilia - very interesting and enjoyable

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We have been visiting Bygones every year for the past 10 years. The displays are added to/changed regularly and we always find them interesting. The ground floor is laid to cobble and is based on a Victorian street with many shops full of interesting fare from the period. The café serves good food to clean, well kept tables. The prices... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

What a fantastic Attraction. The tableau are superb and packed full of artifacts from Victorian Times to Babysham! Something here to interest old and young alike, We will most certainly visit again. Cafe very good and reasonable.

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