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The Grand Hotel
The Grand Hotel

Seafront, Torquay TQ2 6NT

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3.8 out of 5 (493 reviews)

With direct access to the beach, this Torquay hotel is in the city center and within a 10-minute walk of Torre Abbey Sands, …

£59
Babbacombe Hall
Babbacombe Hall

17 Manor Road, Torquay TQ1 3JX

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4.5 out of 5 (98 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Bygones Victorian Museum, Torquay United FC, an …

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Headland View
Headland View

37 Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LN

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4.7 out of 5 (17 reviews)

Situated in Torquay, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Bygones Victorian Museum and Babbacombe Model Village an …

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Barclay Court
Barclay Court

29 Castle Road, Torquay TQ1 3BB

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5 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Genting Casino, Abbey Pitch and Putt, and Inner Harbou …

£60
Muntham Holiday Apartments
Muntham Holiday Apartments

Barrington Road, Torquay TQ1 1SG

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Torquay, this apartment is within a 15-minute walk of Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves, Riviera Life …

£52
Le Papillon - Hostel/Backpacker
Le Papillon - Hostel/Backpacker

18 Vansittart Road, Torquay TQ2 5BW

2.5 out of 5.0

Situated on the beach, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Torre Abbey and Riviera International Conference Centre. …

£35
Appletorre House Holiday Flats
Appletorre House Holiday Flats

20 Vansittart Road, Torquay TQ2 5BW

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4.6 out of 5 (25 reviews)

Situated by the sea, this apartment is within a 10-minute walk of Torre Abbey and Riviera International Conference Centre. …

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Mulberry Guest House
Mulberry Guest House

1 Scarborough Road, Torquay TQ2 5UJ

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4.6 out of 5 (40 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Riviera International Conference Centre, Jungle Journe …

£55
Waters Edge Hotel
Waters Edge Hotel

Torbay Road, Torquay TQ2 6QH

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3.4 out of 5 (180 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Torre Abbey Sands, Torre Abbey, and Jungle Journey Adventur …

£27
The Heritage Hotel
The Heritage Hotel

The Heritage Hotel, Torquay TQ2 5TY

2.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (29 reviews)

Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Torre Abbey Sands and Jungle Journey Adventure Golf. Abbey …

£60
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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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