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The Imperial Torquay

The Imperial Torquay

Park Hill Road, Torquay
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 3 hours ago
5 others viewing this property now

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

£49

£49
Best Western Passage House Hotel

Best Western Passage House Hotel

Kingsteignton Hackney Lane, Newton Abbot
3.0 out of 5.0
5 others viewing this property now

Located in Kingsteignton, this spa hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Pavilions Teignmouth, Grand Pier and Torquay Golf Club. Babbacombe Model Village and Gardens ...

£50

£50
The Somerville

The Somerville

515 Babbacombe Road, Torquay
5.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 5 days ago
1 others viewing this property now

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

£69

£69
Osborne Hotel

Osborne Hotel

Hesketh Crescent, Torquay
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 4 days ago
5 others viewing this property now

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Meadfoot Beach, Torquay Museum and Inner Harbour. Living Coasts and Princess Theatre are also ...

£50

£50
The Wellsway

The Wellsway

56 Bampfylde Road, Torquay
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 days ago

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

£54

£54
The P&M Paignton RESIDENCE

The P&M Paignton RESIDENCE

2 Kernou Road, Paignton
4.5 out of 5.0
2 others viewing this property now

Situated in Paignton, this luxury bed & breakfast is within a 5-minute walk of Pirates Bay Adventure Golf and Dartmouth Steam Railway. Paignton Beach and Palace ...

£58

£58
Churston Manor

Churston Manor

Church Road, Brixham
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 5 days ago
4 others viewing this property now

Situated in Brixham, this inn is within 3 miles (5 km) of Golden Hind, Greenway House and Garden and Goodrington Sands Beach. Berry Head is 3 mi (4.8 km) ...

£50

£50
Bayards Cove Inn

Bayards Cove Inn

27 Lower Street, Dartmouth
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 hours ago

Situated in Dartmouth, this guesthouse is within 1 mile (2 km) of Dartmouth Museum and Dartmouth Castle. Royal Naval College is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) away.

£44

£44
Dartington Hall Hotel

Dartington Hall Hotel

Dartington Hall, Totnes
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 55 minutes ago
3 others viewing this property now

Situated on the riverwalk, this romantic hotel is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Totnes Castle, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Buckfast Abbey and Paignton Zoo.

£60

£60
Exeter Court Hotel

Exeter Court Hotel

Off A38, Exeter
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 3 days ago
5 others viewing this property now

Located in Kennford, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Powderham Castle, Northbrook Approach Golf Course and 21 The Mint. Spacex and St Nicholas Priory ...

£42

£42

Pocket Guide: Bygones Victorian Museum 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.