Sunday, February 28, 2010

Bygones Museum, Torquay


Bygones is a delightful museum housed in an old cinema. It's a wonderful place to fantasise about living in a past era. The ground floor contains a life-size replica Victorian street, with shops packed full of vintage and antique clothing, toys and homewares. The other floors have displays of 19thC home interiors, a WWI trench experience, a WW2 bomb shelter and home front memorabilia. And a huge model railway. We watched the flip-book animations and played mechanical grand national in the vintage amusement arcade, and I coveted practically everything (especially this dress and kitchen cabinet) in the 1940s/50s shopping arcade.

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