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The Albaston
The Albaston
0.8 mi from Bygones Victorian Museum
5.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (31 reviews)

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

£80
The Somerville
The Somerville
1.3 mi from Bygones Victorian Museum
5.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (198 reviews)

Located in English Riviera, this luxury guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Torquay Museum, Living Coasts, and Princes …

£87
The Wellsway
The Wellsway
1.4 mi from Bygones Victorian Museum
4.0 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (172 reviews)

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

£65
Orestone Manor
Orestone Manor
1.4 mi from Bygones Victorian Museum
4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (33 reviews)

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

£130
Lincombe Hall Hotel
Lincombe Hall Hotel
1.5 mi from Bygones Victorian Museum
3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (23 reviews)

Located in English Riviera, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Torquay Museum and Meadfoot Beach. Living Coasts and …

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The Imperial Torquay
The Imperial Torquay
1.6 mi from Bygones Victorian Museum
4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (674 reviews)

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

£82
Osborne Hotel
Osborne Hotel
1.7 mi from Bygones Victorian Museum
4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (80 reviews)

Located in English Riviera, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Meadfoot Beach, Torquay Museum, and Living Coasts. Princess …

£91
The Palace Hotel & Spa
The Palace Hotel & Spa
3.4 mi from Bygones Victorian Museum
3.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Located in English Riviera, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Paignton Beach and Dartmouth Steam Railway. Palace …

£102
Best Western Passage House Hotel
Best Western Passage House Hotel
4.9 mi from Bygones Victorian Museum
3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (224 reviews)

Located in Kingsteignton, this spa hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Babbacombe Model Village and Gardens, Bygones Victorian …

£79
Exeter Court Hotel
Exeter Court Hotel
12 mi from Bygones Victorian Museum
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 …

£59

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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