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The Albaston

The Albaston

0.8 mi from Bygones Victorian Museum

27 St. Marychurch Road, Torquay TQ1 3JF

5.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (35 reviews)

Situated in Torquay, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bygones Victorian Museum, Riviera International Conference …

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Burleigh House

Burleigh House

1.1 mi from Bygones Victorian Museum

25 Newton Road, Torquay TQ2 5DB

4.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (122 reviews)

Situated in Torquay, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Torre Abbey and Riviera International Conference Centre. …

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The Somerville

The Somerville

1.3 mi from Bygones Victorian Museum

515 Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 1HJ

5.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (205 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this luxury guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Torquay Museum and Inner Harbour. Living Coasts …

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The Wellsway

The Wellsway

1.4 mi from Bygones Victorian Museum

56 Bampfylde Road, Torquay TQ2 5AY

4.0 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (178 reviews)

Situated in Torquay, this guesthouse is within a 5-minute walk of Torre Abbey and Riviera International Conference Centre. …

£56
The Haytor Hotel

The Haytor Hotel

1.5 mi from Bygones Victorian Museum

Meadfoot Road, Torquay TQ1 2JP

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (91 reviews)

Located in the heart of Torquay, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Torquay Museum, Inner Harbour, and Livin …

£78
The Imperial Torquay

The Imperial Torquay

1.6 mi from Bygones Victorian Museum

Park Hill Road, Torquay TQ1 2DG

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (702 reviews)

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

£79
Osborne Hotel

Osborne Hotel

1.7 mi from Bygones Victorian Museum

Hesketh Crescent, Torquay TQ1 2LL

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (84 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Meadfoot Beach, Torquay Museum, and Inner Harbour. Living Coasts …

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The Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel

1.7 mi from Bygones Victorian Museum

Seafront, Torquay TQ2 6NT

4.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (568 reviews)

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

£91
Best Western Passage House Hotel

Best Western Passage House Hotel

4.9 mi from Bygones Victorian Museum

Kingsteignton Hackney Lane, Newton Abbot TQ12 3QH

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (226 reviews)

Located in Kingsteignton, this spa hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Pavilions Teignmouth, Grand Pier, and Babbacombe Model …

£74
Exeter Court Hotel

Exeter Court Hotel

12 mi from Bygones Victorian Museum

Off A38, Exeter Ex6 7UX

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (351 reviews)

Located in Kennford, this hotel is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Haldon Forest Park and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Go Ape Haldon. Powderha …

£45

Pocket Guide: English Riviera 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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