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!

2019 will feature events including:

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

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1 - 31 December 2019 
Join us in 1897 with special lighting, decorations, a 12-foot tree and a special festive hunt. Normal entry applies.
Sunday 15th December 11AM-2PM 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
Sunday 22nd December lunch at 11.45
Monday 23rd breakfast at 10, lunch at 12.30
Tuesday 24th breakfast at 10, lunch at 12.30
Adults & Children £12 per head
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
Starts 15th February
Coin Mystery - 
Search for the old coins, have a go at naming them, even have a go at comparing average cost of living from 100 years ago to now! 
 Claim your treat at reception.
Normal entry prices apply.
Starts 30th March-28th April
Egg Hunt-
Hunt for the eggs hidden across the bottom two levels, find them all to claim your own! Extension quiz available too! 
Normal entry prices apply.
25th May-2nd June  
Come and celebrate Queen Victoria's 200th Birthday with us! 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.
Our Super Summer Trail here at Bygones is just weeks away, school's out... nearly! 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.
Saturday 19th October- Sunday 3rd November
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.

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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!