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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
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Recent Reviews:

  • Colin G
    Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
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    3 of 5 stars
    17th Mar 2018
    An interesting display of old day to day items. It is not worth the entrance charge of almost £10 and be prepared to listen to a very annoying repetitive baby wailing from an upstairs display which... Read full review
  • Steve H
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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    What an amazing place!
    5 of 5 stars
    13th Mar 2018
    Just looking for something of interest when we spotted this. It's brilliant! housed in an old cinema on three floors. The ground floor is laid out like a street with shops, a smithy, barrel organ and... Read full review
  • Red_Admiral_R06
    Taff in Transit
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    5 of 5 stars
    12th Mar 2018
    To think that bygones is a result of the owners hobby is a real credit. the displays are fascinating and give an excellent overview of life in victorian England, highly recommended 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

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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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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