Bygones Victorian Museum | Day Out With The Kids

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Bygones Victorian Museum

3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)
  • Torquay
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

At Bygones Victorian Museum shop as grandparents used to shop. Memories of journeys on the romantic steam trains your parents knew. Escape into the magic lands of fantasy where every generation loves to go!

Features include the Life Size Street which boasts a General Store, an Apothecary and a Toy Shop, and there are Period Display Rooms which include The Nursery, The Kitchen and The Station Hotel.And a 28ft working miniature railway! Cool!

It branches out of the Victorian era too and the WW1 Trench contains military displays, the Anderson shelter and a mock trench, none of which is too harrowing in focus for the smalls to handle. Plus they've recently acquired a 40s and 50s shopping arcade which makes for an interesting wander through.

More eclectic still there's the Fantasy Land collection of global landmarks and a range of historic games in the Amusement Arcade, some of which still work! The Peninsular And Oriental Steam Navigation Company (better known to you and I as P&O Ferries) offers a room full of fascinating memorabilia and you get guided tours of the whole thing plus availability for a really, really unusual party location!

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Opening hours

November - March
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

April - June
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

July - September
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes


General Admission
Adults: £9.75
Kids (3-14): £7.00
Under 4's: Free
Concessions: £8.25
Family (2 adults, 2 kids): £29.50

Travel & Contact Information


Fore Street, St Marychurch, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 4PR, England

Phone number

01803 326108



Click here to visit Bygones Victorian Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

There are 2 Pay and Display car parks at Hampton Avenue.

Yes, there are toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Bygones Victorian Museum has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Bygones Victorian Museum has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

Wheelchair access is restricted to the Ground Floor. 

Bygones Victorian Museum has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Dogs are welcome


Not worth it 1 out of 5 stars

Not worth a visit. Costs a lot of money for not. It’s cramped and cluttered with so much stuff there isn’t room to walk. Penny arcade isn’t a proper penny arcade as takes 10p not the old fashioned penny’s. Very disappointed with are visit.


Fab 5 out of 5 stars

Great couple of hours ! Plenty to see!! And the cream tea after was lovely to.

Robyn, Torquay, United Kingdom

Walked down Memory Lane 4 out of 5 stars

Historical interest of lots of old artefacts from a bygone era. A recreation of a Victorian street and arcade plus a toy/gift shop and cafe. There is also an arcade of antique coin slot games. Public car park at the back is also the entrance to Model World.

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