Bygones Torquay | Top Museums 2022 | Devon's Top Attractions


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Bygones is a must-see attraction for visitors to St Marychurch and Torquay. Walk freely through a wide variety of interactive displays and over 2000 genuine artifacts rom yesteryear and find the unexpected!

Wander back in time, visit our authentic Life-size Victorian street including forge and sweetshop. Imagine yourself in the nursery, kitchen, parlour or the dentist! Arrive in the Twentieth century, take a break in the station cafe. Marvel over our completely refurbished model railway. The display is designed to evoke thought and remembrance of the First and Second World Wars.

Take a thought-provoking walk through our recreated WWI trench, imagine your ancestors on the front line or taking cover in a WWII Anderson Shelter.

Travel from the Peninsular War and Battle of Trafalgar through the Victorian campaigns and WWI & WWII to the Falklands in 1982. With a vast collection of medals, uniform, militaria, can you spot the Boer War Christmas tin issued by Queen Victoria to our troops in 1900 still with its original contents?

Don’t miss the 1950s and 60s shopping arcade filled with post-war packaging and household items.

Bygones is three floors of pure nostalgia for ALL the family.

We are dog-friendly throughout so please bring your four-legged friends with you! We run seasonal children’s activities (see our website for more detail) and our Victorian Christmas runs throughout December. We have a souvenir gift shop selling confectionary, traditional toys & games, retro items and even popular merchandise including Harry Potter and Game of Thrones! Please see our website for the online shop!

Frequently Asked Questions

When is Bygones open?

April/May/June 10am to 5pm, last entry 4pm. July/August 10am to 6pm, last entry 4.30pm. September/October 10am to 5pm, last entry 4pm. November/December 10am to 4pm, last entry 3pm.

How much is entry to Bygones?

Adults £11.50, Senior Citizens & Students £9.95 (with proof of ID), Children 3-14 yrs (under 3s go free) £7.95. Families (2 adults & 2 children) £36.50, any extra children £6 each. Disabled & registered carers £7.95 each.

Is Bygones dog friendly?

Bygones is dog friendly but must be accompanied by an adult and on a lead. Restrictions apply in the cafe.

What are the facilities like at Bygones?

Bygones has a themed Station Cafe open every day for drinks, snacks and sandwiches, hot food and homemade cakes. The Bygones shop sells unique gifts, traditional toys, games and puzzles as well as genuine war memorabilia

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