From the 19th July you can still book a slot on the online booking system but walk ins are welcome. Our normal capacity limits will come back into force . 

There is no need to pay in advance as payment is taken on arrival. You are able to pay for entry, in our cafe and souvenir shop by cash or card. 

Our Cafe is open serving light fresh snacks, cream teas and local beers and ciders. 

Toilet facilities are available. 

As the one way system remains in place with the need to start your tour by going up to the 2nd level wheelchair and buggy access is not possible at the present time . 

We will continue to operate our enhanced cleaning protocols,  windows /doors will be opened to aid ventilation hand sanitizer units are available throughout. 

There is no requirement from July 19th to wear masks this will be a matter of personal choice for visitors. 

Thanks for your understanding


Bygones runs a seasonal programme of events with a focus on fun family friendly activities. One more excuse to become Bygones Members so you can attend all of our events!

2021 will feature events including:

Take a sneak peak tour by watching our video...

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Join us in 1897 with special lighting, decorations, a 12-foot tree and a special festive hunt. Normal entry applies.
Father Christmas Special Event (pre-booking essential).
 Breakfast with Santa
23RD AND 24TH December

Entry to Victorian Christmas , children’s hunt , breakfast and visit to Santa’s hideout with gift ( for all children )

SET MENU -Breakfast will be served at 10AM

Children’s menu:

Orange/apple juice
Choice of cereal
Croissant ,butter and jams
Choc mini roll
Quality Present from Santa


Selection of cereals
Croissant ,butter and jams
Xmas cake
(Menu subject to change if unavailable) 

The rate will be £15 per person with a non-refundable deposit of £7.50 pp.
Bookings can be made at:
bookings@bygones.co.uk or phone 01803 326108
and we will ring to confirm and take the deposit .Please supply number in party age and names of children and contact details . We will limit the numbers and not mix table groups for this year.

Victorian Living Quiz!
 Claim your treat at reception. 
Normal entry prices apply.
Egg Hunt-
Hunt for the eggs hidden across the bottom two levels, find them all to claim your own! 
Normal entry prices apply.
The annual Teddy Bears Picnic is still on so bring yours along too if you like!
Spot all 10 hidden teddies and complete the quiz for a sweet treat!
Normal entry prices apply.
 Test your Victorian trivia knowledge and spot Albert, Victoria and Edward who are hiding in the shops and rooms! 
Complete the activity to claim your sweet treat.
Normal entry prices apply.
Spooky Fun! OCTOBER HALF TERM 23rd-31st 
Halloween Hunt
Bygones always has some extra residents in October but don't worry they aren't THAT spooky! 
There will be a hunt and a riddle to complete to claim your treat... watch out along the way as you never know who you might meet!
 Normal entry applies


We are pleased to be partners with Saints Southwest, be sure to check out their courses which run throughout the year. If you sign up with them you will benefit from a Bygones discount too!


We are now offering a bespoke tour of the museum for a chance to hear the journey from first purchasing the steam engine and now 30 years on! A unique opportunity to discover how a collector’s hobby evolved into a family business. The tour will enable guests further access to the shops within the Victorian street and to handle a variety of antiques learning of their origin and how we came to acquire them! If your interest is more within the military history a similar opportunity to view militia artefacts can be tailored to your group. This tour is available for pre-bookings of an evening 6pm-7pm start onwards for a minimum of 10 people (maximum 20). The museum will be open exclusively for your group. The rate per person is £19.95 including a glass of prosecco, wine, beer or cider! The guided experience will last 1.5 hours with plenty of question and answer opportunities. After the tour you are free to explore the rest of the museum at your leisure. Enquire within, email or give us a call to discuss this opportunity.

"It's an eye opener, brilliant!"
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Don't forget we have an online shop, we sell lots of items we have in our shop, retro, tins, metal signs, puzzles, games, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter merchandise and more!