- Museums and Art Galleries
Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
Venue type: Indoor, 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 Onsite
- Snacks Available
- Toilets Available
- Parking Available Nearby
Getting There and Contact Information
Fore Street, St Marychurch, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 4PR, England
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
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
October: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Kids (3-14): £7.00
Under 4's: Free
Family (2 adults, 2 kids): £29.50
1 hour before attraction closes
Dogs are welcome.
Wheelchair access is restricted to the Ground Floor.
There are 2 Pay and Display car parks at Hampton Avenue and lots of on-street parking too.
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
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.