Bygones Victorian Museum | Day Out With The Kids

Bygones Victorian Museum

3 star Rating 3 / 5 3 reviews

Torquay, Devon, England

Attraction Information

  • Museums and Art Galleries icon Museums and Art Galleries

Ages: 4+

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

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!


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Parking Parking Available Nearby

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Bygones Victorian Museum's website
01803 326108

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

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


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

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes

More Information

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome

Guest suitability

Wheelchair access is restricted to the Ground Floor. 

Parking facilities

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


Not worth it

1 star Rating 1 / 5

Written by Casper2018 . 26.08.18

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.


5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by Robyn . 23.03.17

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

Walked down Memory Lane

4 star Rating 4 / 5

Written by Anonymous . 05.06.16

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.