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Fore Street | St Marychurch, Torquay TQ1 4PR, England
+44 (0)1803 326108
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Ranked #9 of 31 Attractions in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums

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Newton Abbot
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

We absolutely loved our visit, (with our 4 year old granddaughter) .good value. Lots to see, all really well presented .she liked the mirror of distortion, the Steam Train and model railways. We liked it all. The staff were friendly , we enjoyed lunch in the Cafe . Would highly recommend.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
37 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

A great place to drift back into your childhood and beyond! They have lots to see and some lovely gifts to pby in the shop - well worth a visit

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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184 reviews 184 reviews
79 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We were amazed at how much there was to see at Bygones as it does not seem very big from outside but there is a full size engine from a steam train just inside the entrance and it was fascinating to stand on the footplate and get an idea of what it would have been like to drive.I was intrigued... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Very good attraction for all ages and its all indoors which is great if its bad weather. But once you've been once there's nothing really to go back for. Not the cheapest place to visit either and in fact it's quite pricey.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is amazing looks so small outside but it's huge loads of interesting things to see and a lovely little cafe inside too. Well worth the money

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Bygones is a fascinating collection by one family which will appeal to the whole family. It is totally enclosed, so is ideal for a wet-weather visit, although it can be explored at any time. A highlight is the re-creation of a Victorian street.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Well worth a visit, took my husband here as I had previously visited and he was as impressed as I was. Family run business with a passion for memorabilia. There is a car park very close by so not too far to walk. Kids may find this a little dull but adults will love it

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20 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

this place takes you back in time so quickly. you get depressed because of what it used to be like and leave realizing just how lucky we are nowadays. a good place to take the kids.

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This is the second time we have been here & we keep seeing things we didn't see before. so much memorabilla from childhood. Street scene from victorian times, rooms set up to see how we lived. World war 1 trench to walk through. I had a tear in my eye when I saw the wreaths around the cross. The Anderson... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

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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