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Bygones

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Address: Fore Street | St Marychurch, Torquay TQ1 4PR, England
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+44 1803 326108

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Great fun

Came with my partner and really enjoyed a look back. A lovely place with great things to see. Staff pleasant and helpful and very reasonable price

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Lance D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came with my partner and really enjoyed a look back. A lovely place with great things to see. Staff pleasant and helpful and very reasonable price

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Thank Lance D
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An interesting visit, though many of the audible devices were either not working, or could not be heard over the kitchen staffs raised voices, tho to be fair we were the only visitors. I felt it was a little more expensive than perhaps it needed to be. Having visited other Bygones premises I was a little disappointed.

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Thank timnash
Brixham, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lived in Torbay and always wanted to visit, when I did I was blown away by what they have in there, brilliantly set out Victorian street with different shops with products of the age, great to see, The WW1 "trenches" are amazing as is the local history, so much to see and will go again soon. I can't believe I... More 

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Thank Keith T
Calne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just around the corner from Babbacombe Model Village. My advise would be to come here first and then time your 4 hour visit to the Model Village to encompass dusk when the lights come on. Anyway, back to Bygones. A wonderful reminder of days gone by with actual shops set up as they used to be. If you... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Park at the car park for the model village (fee payable) then it is a 3 minute walk (look out for sign on car park wall). We spent an hour wandering around this museum. Staff were friendly and helpful. It cost £7.75 for senior citizens. Ideal visit for the over 50s, or anyone interested in history of the early 20th... More 

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Thank dianews
mansfield uk
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great for a rainy day visit..But nice any time...Old Victorian shops and house scenes... Enjoyed the world war 1 trenches...And how did they get that train in the building...Nice cafe and gift shop ideal for a visit to babbacmbe

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Thank idamay
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

new years day was in Babacombe was surprised to find out this museum, bygones, was open. We were in there for over 4 hours as there was lots to see and read. Half way round had a cream tea in the café. my favourite was the street and how it was set out. Definitely would recommend it.

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Thank Sue19502016
Bourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit here every boxing day whilst staying in the area. Love it! I'm a history student and it is just fasinating.

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Thank Wendy H
Somerset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to bygones before but t was a while ago, but we still enjoyed it as much. Just love seeing how life would of been many years ago. You walk through a little victorian village looking into shop windows how life used to be. They also have the world war trenches which was interesting. There is a cafe... More 

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Glasgow
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231 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Whilst travelling we stopped in Babbacombe village and found this lovely museum, which has lots of old street scenes and many more exhibits, which certainly test your memories. Really liked the touch that the museum had a few Christmas items dotted about which really freshened up the scenes, nice touch. Good way to spend a few hours, but I would... More 

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