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Bygones

Fore Street | St Marychurch, Torquay TQ1 4PR, England
+44 1803 326108
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very enjoyable

went today with my husband, we both really enjoyed ourselves. We enjoyed picking out the sweets... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lisabelle08
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
enjoyable

a brilliant visit on a wet day the guy on the entrance was really friendly and he accompanied the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dnicholson44
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“victorian street” (105 reviews)
“steam engine” (41 reviews)
“victorian times” (43 reviews)
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Fore Street | St Marychurch, Torquay TQ1 4PR, England
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+44 1803 326108
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"victorian street"
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"steam engine"
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"victorian times"
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"world war"
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"amazing collection"
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"well worth a visit"
in 137 reviews
"three floors"
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"queen victoria"
in 17 reviews
"victorian era"
in 23 reviews
"family run"
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"down memory lane"
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"sweet shop"
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"model railway"
in 35 reviews
"step back in time"
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"sound effects"
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"full size"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

went today with my husband, we both really enjoyed ourselves. We enjoyed picking out the sweets from the sweet shop that we remembered from when we were little. The world war trench and victorian street were also really good.More

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BYGONES B, Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed yourselves on your visit... we did initially worry you meant you had literally picked out some sweets from the sweetshop as being over 100 years old I can't imagine they would do you any good! We do however...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

a brilliant visit on a wet day the guy on the entrance was really friendly and he accompanied the couple behind us explaining all the different displays;the train display was in the process of change to both the wars showing d day landings a bombed...More

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BYGONES B, Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for your visit and extensive feedback, we do like satisfied customers! We hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having visited a couple of years ago, it is now the kids first choice on a rainy day during the holidays. Fully informative, amusing, educational, always interesting. NIce café, good parking nearby, close to the St Marychurch Precinct which is worth a stroll with its...More

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BYGONES B, Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for your return visit, we do find a lot of our customers come on a yearly basis or when they are next in the area. We hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very pleasant wander through history with some nice exhibits. Cafe break half way. Don’t expect Victorian prices.

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

Many thanks for your visit and feedback, we are glad you enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They pack a lot in to one little building, we enjoyed looking around it and educating our daughter! It is filled jam packed with things to look at.

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

We certainly have filled the space! We are glad you enjoyed yourselves and found it educational.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Bygones on a showery day. We paid £15.25 for a senior and a child for a single entry fee which I felt was very expensive when compared with £9 for Torquay Museum and £7 for Torre Abbey, both of which give free return...More

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

Thanks for your visit. We regret that you found the entry overpriced.. our prices include 20% VAT and are comparable with other attractions in the area as we are a privately funded family business. We find we get many return visits because we have so...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

SUPERB!!! Warm greeting on arrival and clear information given on how to navigate the venue. My wife was totally captivated by the shops and I must agree they were excellent. I particularly enjoyed the wartime exhibits. In fairness, I do find it difficult to give...More

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BYGONES B, Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed yourselves so much! We have put the sound and lighting system in for added effect but are taking on board feedback to adjust it slightly. We regret that on your visit some of the buttons didn't work, our...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came to visit today and we loved it! The detail is amazing. So much care and love has gone into this attraction. We loved playing the old fashioned games with the old fashioned pennies! Staff were all helpful and friendly. A must visit!!! Great for...More

Thank Charlotte M
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BYGONES B, Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your positive feedback and your visit, it has taken 31 years as a family run business and we are constantly trying to evolve and improve it for our customers. We hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place to Visit and to go back in time, nice costumes & toys from that time , great place for all...

Thank Angela C
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BYGONES B, General Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much for your visit and review, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just visited Bygones on a wet Good Friday afternoon. Very reasonable entry fee with a very friendly welcome. They were running a children's competition to find Easter eggs dotted around the displays - great idea to get the children to slow down and look hard....More

Thank Karen F
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BYGONES B, Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your visit and detailed review! As a family run business it means a lot to us to have satisfied customers, we hope you will visit again. We run seasonal children's activities across the year, just check our 'what's on' section on the...More

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Emma W
4 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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