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!

2018 will feature events including:

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New for August 2018 Late Thursday Openings:
Last entry 8.30pm, closed at 9.30pm.
Murder Mystery activity and special price packages on Bays Beer and Hunt's Cider! (cafe open until 8.30pm)
Normal entry prices apply.
Mystery of the body in the parlour… The lady of the house, Lady Selcome has been murdered… spot the suspects, ponder over the clues and come to your own conclusion! 
Take a photo of the accused and post your reasoning on our social media: Facebook- Bygones Torquay /Twitter- @Bygones_Torquay to be in the running for a prize announced September 10th!
Super Summer Trail
9 July- 9 September 2018
This year we have introduced a quiz section to test your Victorian Trivia! Search for Albert the dog, Victoria the Cat and Edward the 'Hare' to the Throne, have a go at answering the questions and claim your treat at reception.
Normal entry prices apply. 
Halloween Hunt
1 - 31 December 2018 
Join us for Christmas in 1897 with decorations, 12-foot tree and a special festive hunt. Normal entry applies. Members go free! 
Father Christmas Special Event. More details coming soon.
Pre-booking essential!!
Victorian Coin Hunt - spot all the coins hidden in the shops and rooms to claim your chocolate coin treat at reception.
Normal entry prices apply.
NEW: Teddy Bears Picnic with a twist - 25th May-4th June
Spot all 10 teddies inside and have a go at naming the unusual Victorian objects for a treat afterwards! 


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!