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The Imperial Torquay
The Imperial Torquay

Park Hill Road, Torquay TQ1 2DG

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (587 reviews)

This family-friendly Torquay hotel is located by the ocean, within a 15-minute walk of Living Coasts, Meadfoot Beach, and …

£71
Anchorage Hotel
Anchorage Hotel

Aveland Road, Torquay TQ1 3PT

2.0 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (36 reviews)

Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bygones Victorian Museum and Babbacombe Model …

£60
Babbacombe Guest House
Babbacombe Guest House

53 Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 3SN

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4.9 out of 5 (14 reviews)

Located in the heart of Torquay, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Bygones Victorian Museum and Babbacombe Mode …

£58
The Palace Hotel
The Palace Hotel

Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 3TG

4.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (109 reviews)

Situated in Torquay, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves, Torquay Museum, and Bygones Victoria …

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Ashwood Grange Hotel - B&B
Ashwood Grange Hotel - B&B

18 Newton Road, Torquay TQ2 5BZ

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

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

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Ferndale - Lodge
Ferndale - Lodge

22 St Marychurch Road, Torquay TQ1 3HY

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4.4 out of 5 (36 reviews)

Situated in Torquay, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Riviera International Conference Centre and Torre …

£65
The Sandpiper Guest House
The Sandpiper Guest House

Rowdens Road, Torquay TQ2 5AZ

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4.6 out of 5 (67 reviews)

Situated in Torquay, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Torre Abbey and Riviera International Conference Centre. …

£65
Trelawney Hotel B&B - Guest house
Trelawney Hotel B&B - Guest house

48 Belgrave Road, Torquay TQ2 5HS

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4.4 out of 5 (18 reviews)

Situated in Torquay, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Riviera International Conference Centre, Torre Abbey, …

£65
Silverlands Guest House
Silverlands Guest House

27 Newton Road, Torquay TQ2 5DB

3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (75 reviews)

Situated in Torquay, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Torre Abbey and Riviera International Conference …

£58
Braddon Hall Hotel
Braddon Hall Hotel

70 Braddons Hill Road East, Torquay TQ1 1HF

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4.3 out of 5 (40 reviews)

Situated in Torquay, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Torquay Museum, Living Coasts, and Princess Theatre …

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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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