Public announcement

Due to the most recent government announcement which we fully support, the Bygones site will now be closed until further notice. Our online shop selling collectable militaria and gift items remains open currently. We wish the best of health to everyone and look forward to welcoming our visitors back after this difficult period. We will post updates when the position changes.

Thank you 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!

2020 will feature events including:

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

Up Next...

Egg Hunt-
Hunt for the eggs hidden across the bottom two levels, find them all to claim your own! 
Normal entry prices apply.
VE Day 75th Anniversary Quiz.
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.
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
1 - 31 December 2020 
Join us in 1897 with special lighting, decorations, a 12-foot tree and a special festive hunt. Normal entry applies.
- Santa will be arriving on the Bygones Express! Visit him a week early in his grotto (he's checking out everything is in order in advance of the big day!) for a charge of £3.50 (Present price approx £6 RRP, standard entry prices apply)
Father Christmas Special Event (pre-booking essential).
 Breakfast & Lunch with Santa
This includes entry to Bygones, your breakfast or lunch! (Continental breakfast and a selection of light bites sweet and savoury for lunch). And a present from Santa himself (worth approx £6+).
Under 3's are free- present from Santa for little ones will be a  small extra charge.
Pre-booking essential!! Call us on 01803 326108 or email info@bygones.co.uk
15th February-23rd inclusive
Victorian Living Quiz!
 Claim your treat at reception. 
Normal entry prices apply.


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!"
Visitor comment

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!