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Bygones Torquay

Heritage/Visitor Centre

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

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About Us

Wander back in time, starting towards the end of Queen Victoria’s reign. Visit our authentic life-size Victorian Street, see the Blacksmith hard at work, smell the treats of the Sweetshop, listen to the hustle and bustle of Victorian life. Imagine yourself in the nursery, kitchen, parlour or even the dentist! Arrive in the 20th Century, take a break in our Station Café for a range of cakes and refreshments.


Marvel over our completely refurbished model railway themed around English villages in WWI and WWII. Consider your ancestors in a WWI trench or taking cover in a WWII Anderson Shelter.


Don’t miss the 1950’s and 60’s shopping arcade filled with post-war packaging and household items.


Bygones is three floors of pure nostalgia for ALL the family.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£9.75 per ticket
Child (3 - 14 years)£7.00 per ticket
Child under 3 FreeFree
Concession: Senior Citizen/Student£8.25 per ticket
Disabled Vistors & Carers£7.00 per ticket
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children)£29.50 per ticket
Group - 15 people or more£7.00 per ticket
Wheelchair access to GF only£3.50 per ticket

Coach parties - telephone for details
Credit and debit cards accepted

Opening Times

Bygones (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
Bygones (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

* Jan ,Feb, March 10 till 4 last entry at 3
April, May, June, July 10 till 5 last entry at 4
August 10 till 6 last entry at 5
September, October 10 till last entry at 4
Nov and Dec 10 till 4 last entry at 3
Special children’s events Easter ,May half term, Summer holidays ,Halloween and Christmas

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21st July 2018 - 2nd Sept 2018

Super Summer Trail - BygonesOur Super Summer Trail has just got harder .....with an activity extension for older children or eager beavers! Along with spotting Albert, Victoria and newbie Edward 'The Hare to the Throne' in different locations, there is now a quiz sheet to go along with it to test your Victorian trivia...
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20th Oct 2018 - 28th Oct 2018

Halloween Hunt - BygonesStep in to 1897 Spooky Style (don’t worry it’s not too scary!) Complete your activity to avoid a trick and get a treat! Normal entry prices apply
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1st Dec 2018 - 24th Dec 2018

26th Dec 2018 - 31st Dec 2018

Victorian Christmas - BygonesFrom December 1st Bygones is transformed for a traditional Victorian Christmas, with a real 12ft Christmas tree, St Nicholas’ workshop and the man himself will be making an appearance on special dates (please see our website for further information). There will also be an activity for children to...
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17th Dec 2018 - 24th Dec 2018

Visit Father Christmas - Bygones'In the lead up to Christmas in December we will be having a Gingerbread Decoration weekend and the chance to have breakfast/lunch with Santa (pre-booking essential)- further details will be added to our website nearer the time.
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16th Feb 2019 - 24th Feb 2019

Half-Term Coin Mystery - BygonesFebruary Half-Term Victorian Coin Hunt- spot all the coins hidden in the shops and rooms to claim your chocolate coin treat at reception. Normal entry prices apply
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Recent Reviews:

  • Mel W
    Warminster, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Good little attraction
    4 of 5 stars
    20th June 2018
    Took my parents in law here and they really enjoyed it. It's quite compact but they have managed to squeeze an awful lot in to a small space, including a steam train...!!! Read full review
  • Dave C
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    A Victoriana experience.
    5 of 5 stars
    19th June 2018
    What a gem---Victorian street scenes, sweet shops, trenches, full size steam train, model railway, etc, etc. This is an Alladin's cave with Tardis-like proportions and a must-see for all ages. The... Read full review
  • Sidneysmum
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Great afternoon
    5 of 5 stars
    19th June 2018
    very unusual place well worth a visit, too much to see to write about war 1 and 2 exhibits,as well as much more Read full review

Special Offers

  • 20% discount for Bay locals.

    Every Friday throughout 2018, Bygones is offering 20% discount off the standard ticket price for anyone with a TQ postcode. Simply show a proof of address at the Bygones ticket desk to benefit from this lovely local offer.

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  • 2 for 1 entry for British Armed Forces.
    Throughout the year, serving members of the British Armed Forces and their families, benefit from 2 for 1 entry (cheapest entry free). Please bring proof of forces ID.

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Road Directions

From Torquay Harbourside, turn left at the clock tower and follow the Babbacombe Road to St Marychurch and Bygones is situated on your right hand side after the public car park.

Public Transport Directions

Stagecoach bus no 22 from Torquay Strand (Debenhams) to St Marychurch.


Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.Groups by arrangement.

Key Features

  • Approx length of visit - 01:00
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Max group size - 50
  • Min group size - 15


  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp/Level Access

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge)


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Tea room for 50 max, serving light refreshments. Limited hot snacks.

Payment Methods

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

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This Official Tourism Website is managed by the English Riviera BID Company Ltd.
Company number 10237792.
Registered address 5 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, Devon, England, TQ2 5JG.
Telephone 01803 211211

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