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Bygones

Fore Street | St Marychurch, Torquay TQ1 4PR, England
+44 1803 326108
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Outstanding!

What an absolutely wonderful experience. The wow factor as you enter. The sights are great but even... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
stevejones666480
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Absolutely a must see.

My goodness, we were blown away when we visited today. The attention to detail is off the scale and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
fishlips D
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Fore Street | St Marychurch, Torquay TQ1 4PR, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What an absolutely wonderful experience. The wow factor as you enter. The sights are great but even more captivating are the smells you get in each area. It brought back so many memories. A truly must visit place in sunny Torquay. Thank you so much...More

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BYGONES B, General Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit, we do try to make it as authentic as possible with sounds and smells to immerse you in the era! We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My goodness, we were blown away when we visited today. The attention to detail is off the scale and the sensory and emotive touches gave me goosebumps. Thank you Richard Cuming for making today very special. We will return for sure.

Thank fishlips D
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BYGONES B, General Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit, we do try to make it as authentic as possible with sounds and smells to immerse you in the era! We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow you have to go. If like me and over the hill, you will remember so much here. From the brilliant Victorian street, showing all manner of life. To world war 1 trenches (smells authentic lol). World war 2 items. A train, yes a train...More

Thank snapon69_99
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BYGONES B, General Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for taking the time to visit and write such a positive review. Word of mouth keeps us going! We are glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you again... we guarantee you'll spot things you didn't the first time!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

'What a hidden gem!! We spent 2 hours enthralled by the displays and attractions. We also had a fun half hour playing the vintage amusements arcade games. So informative and we absolutely loved it here.

Thank paulah001
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BYGONES B, General Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit so much, there certainly is lot to see! We hope you will visit again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited today having not visited for 2 yrs, not disappointed at all! Many improvements we noticed including our nostrils smelling the improvements , the penny playing machines a must! We actually achieved the crane grabbed lollys and violets! Do visit this fabulous family run extravaganza...More

Thank Andrew W
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BYGONES B, General Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are delighted you enjoyed your return visit so much! We are constantly trying to make improvements and the recent ones are certainly proving worthwhile! We hope you will visit again in the future.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Now... When the wife first suggested this, i thought here we go, the kids will be bored and i'll get frustrated... however I COULD NOT BE MORE WRONG... this place is a lovely, full of history, the queen Victoria statue is amazing, the railway track...More

Thank Ian C
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BYGONES B, General Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow! What a lovely review.. yes it's easy to first judge a place as not being your thing but we are delighted to hear you enjoyed yourselves so much! You don't have to be history or train buff to appreciate what we have inside and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent place to visit and spend a few hours seeing and remembering items from previous years. Look at Queen Victoria very carefully and you will see that she is "breathing". Our second visit to this attraction and still found things we didn't notice on...More

Thank Ann U
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BYGONES B, General Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your return visit and of course we hope you will visit again one day. You do have to look closely at Queen Victoria to notice her breathe, and by the look on her face you don't feel you ought to stare for...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit and even bring children/grand children. So many memories and 3 floors packed with our history - Excellent

Thank David M
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BYGONES B, General Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Super! Great to hear you enjoyed it and found it suitable for different ages. We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this place ....spent a long time wandering around ....seeing all the old brands in the shops.......oh the memories ......so much to see .....really enjoyed it all . Stopped in the cafe for a cuppa....lots on offer cakes and snacks .....really enjoyed it all. Well...More

Thank Classy-Ladie
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BYGONES B, General Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your kind review and of course for visiting us! We are delighted that you enjoyed it so much and hope you will come again one day.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressed with this family run attraction! I took my grandgirls aged 11yrs & 9yrs! We all loved it! Looking back in time & me explaining to them when I used certain things when I was their ages! We spent a good few hours in...More

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BYGONES B, General Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We appreciate your visit and kind feedback, as a family run business we love satisfied customers! We are glad you found it interesting and educational too. We hope to see you again.

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Emma W
4 April 2018|
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Response from BYGONES B | Property representative |
Yes! We are completely dog friendly in the whole building, even in our cafe where the staff will find a seat that conforms to our health and safety. We get lots of dogs in (of course free of charge!). Hope to see you and... More
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Craig L
6 January 2018|
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Response from BYGONES B | Property representative |
Hi, yes we recommend 1 hour to 1.5 hours but as you can see from all the other positive comments, many people spend longer as there is so much to see across the 3 floors!
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Jeannette J
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Hi, there are about 8 stairs from the ground to 2nd level then 30 up to the top and 30 down however they aren't too steep. They are graduated and have hand rails. Unfortunately we cannot fit lifts in due to it being a 1920's... More
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