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“All our yesterdays”
Review of Bygones

Bygones
Ranked #6 of 63 things to do in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
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Walsall, West Midlands, UK
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86 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“All our yesterdays”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Bygones is packed with historical memorabilia not only from Victorian times but from more recent decades. It's true that it is quite dark in the Victorian street but you can see everything in the shops and upstairs it is much lighter (except in the World War 1 trench). There is something for everyone to look at but some of the models are scary for people who don't like waxworks or mannequins. It's a good place to spend a couple of hours. I have mobility problems but didn't find the stairs a problem, although you need to be careful of uneven floors in the darker areas. Wheelchair access is for ground floor only.

Visited July 2014
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Nostalgia trip”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Great recreations of Victorian streets and a magnificent model railway. There are sound effects. The museum is housed in an old cinema. Photos and videos are allowed with a 50p voluntary donation to a children's hospice

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“facinating”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Great place to visit. Full of vintage stuff arranged into shops and rooms of the time. There is even an old steam train.

Visited May 2014
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Truro, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“bring back the happy and sad days of your youth”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

A stroll round this wonderfull place really takes you back to the old days and brings back all those happy memories along with one or two not so happy ,to see all the old post cards and things.
How different things were then before all the new technology,but they were happy times and
your friends and neighbours looked after one another, wellworth a visit

Visited October 2013
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Kent, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Step back & see the history ”
Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

This amazing experience is a must for young & old spent over 2 hours in this museum.
The quantity of artefacts was great the atmosphere & setting of the lay out was a pleasure to stroll around.
So much to enjoy defiantly worth a visit.

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