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The Grand Hotel
The Grand Hotel

Seafront, Torquay TQ2 6NT

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3.8 out of 5 (516 reviews)

With direct access to the beach, this English Riviera hotel is in the city center and within a 10-minute walk of Torre Abbe …

£59
The Imperial Torquay
The Imperial Torquay

Park Hill Road, Torquay TQ1 2DG

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4 out of 5 (645 reviews)

This family-friendly Torquay hotel is located by the ocean, within a 10-minute walk of Living Coasts, Inner Harbour, and …

£60
Orestone Manor
Orestone Manor

Rock House Lane, Torquay TQ1 4SX

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4.6 out of 5 (31 reviews)

Located in English Riviera, this boutique inn is within 3 mi (5 km) of Babbacombe Model Village and Gardens, Bygones Victoria …

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Lincombe Hall Hotel
Lincombe Hall Hotel

Meadfoot Road, Torquay TQ1 2JX

3.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (18 reviews)

Located in English Riviera, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Little Theatre, Cary Gardens, and Torquays Dinosaur Worl …

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BELGRAVE SANDS HOTEL & SPA
BELGRAVE SANDS HOTEL & SPA

2 Belgrave Rd, Torquay T2Q 5HF

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in English Riviera, this hotel is steps from Jungle Journey Adventure Golf and Torre Abbey Sands. Riviera …

£90
Osborne Hotel
Osborne Hotel

Hesketh Crescent, Torquay TQ1 2LL

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4.1 out of 5 (69 reviews)

Located in English Riviera, this hotel is steps from Cary Gardens and Meadfoot Beach. Little Theatre and Torquays Dinosaur …

£58
The Haytor Hotel
The Haytor Hotel

Meadfoot Road, Torquay TQ1 2JP

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4.5 out of 5 (88 reviews)

Located in English Riviera, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Torquays Dinosaur World, Torquay Museum, and …

£79
Best Western Passage House Hotel
Best Western Passage House Hotel

Kingsteignton Hackney Lane, Newton Abbot TQ12 3QH

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (204 reviews)

Located in Kingsteignton, this spa hotel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Pixies Paint & Play and within 6 mi (10 km) of Old Walls …

£56
The Wellsway
The Wellsway

56 Bampfylde Road, Torquay TQ2 5AY

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4.9 out of 5 (167 reviews)

Located in English Riviera, this guesthouse is within a 5-minute walk of Torre Abbey and Riviera International Conference …

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The Palace Hotel
The Palace Hotel

Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 3TG

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3.6 out of 5 (125 reviews)

Located in English Riviera, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves, Riviera Life Church, and …

£70
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Pocket Guide: Torquay Bygones Victorian Museum Hotels

Devon is full of attractions, from castles and abbeys to miniature railways and stately homes, so it makes a great destination for a break for both families and couples. The county seems tailor-made for family fun and one of the most interesting and unusual museums to visit must surely be the Bygones Victorian Museum in Torquay. If you're staying in a Devon hotel or B&B nearby and love looking back to a nostalgic Victorian past you'll absolutely adore this museum, and can easily lose an entire afternoon discovering its delightful collections and exhibits.

Visit the Bygones Victorian Museum with Devon Hotels

This unique museum consists of three floors completely crammed to the rafters with nostalgia. The whole family will love its Victorian Street, which is life-size and includes a sweet shop, forge and apothecary. It was Ken Cuming's all-consuming passion for railways that got the museum stared in the 1980, culminating with his purchase of a 27-ton engine from the docks at Falmouth. To house this and the rest of his collection he bought an old cinema in St. Marychurch and moved the lot in. He and his wife opened the building to the public and turned it into a business, and have never looked back.

Explore Victoriana at Devon Hotels

The railway engine which started the Bygones Victorian Museum was renamed Patricia in honour of Ken's wife and it now takes pride of place on the ground floor and is a main attraction for visitors (the train, not Ken's wife!). The realistic Victorian street scene was created with the help of friends and local craftsmen, and the rest of the collection was built up over the years using much travel and research to recreate the Victorian way of life down to the smallest details. By the time the museum was opened in 1987 by the Mayor of Torbay it was already a sizeable mass of authentic materials and genuine exhibits, and it has been steadily growing ever since. Visit the Bygones Victorian Museum from your hotel in Devon and you're guaranteed a thrilling and informative day out. The museum appeals to people of all ages and the Jubilee Gift Shop is good for souvenirs.

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