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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1 - 31 December 2018 
Join us in 1897 with special lighting, decorations, a 12-foot tree and a special festive hunt. Normal entry applies. Members go free! 


12 Days of Christmas

From 13th-24th there will be something on every day at Bygones! Check back here for updates.

13th &14th- Shop promotion!

15th& 16thSanta will be with us from 11-2PM handing out early presents! (extra £3 per child) and Gingerbread decorating at no extra cost.

17th, 18th & 19th- Cafe promotion!

20th & 21st- Write a letter to Santa as Queen Victoria... what do you think she would ask for? You can write your letter at home and bring it in or write it in Bygones after meeting the lady herself! Hand it in to us for a chance to win a prize! 

Father Christmas Special Event.
 22nd & 23rd Breakfast 10AM & Lunch 12.45PM with Santa 
24th Breakfast 10AM & Brunch 12.30PM
Adults & Children £10.50 each
This includes entry to Bygones, your breakfast, brunch 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 £3 charge.

Pre-booking essential!! Call us on 01803 326108 or email bookings@bygones.co.uk
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! 
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 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!