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Reminisce

Could have spent hours in here so much to look at, took me back to my childhood, well worth a visit.

Reviewed 3 days ago
helenpg19
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Chatham, United Kingdom
Strange but interesting museum

A very idiosyncratic museum packed with artifacts and so crowded with exhibits it is impossible to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
KarenKew
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Portishead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Could have spent hours in here so much to look at, took me back to my childhood, well worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank helenpg19
Richard C, General Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for your visit and feedback, we are glad to hear you enjoyed it. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A very idiosyncratic museum packed with artifacts and so crowded with exhibits it is impossible to appreciate them all. Obviously the owners do not think less is more! Cafe, gift shop and toilets but no parking.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KarenKew
Richard C, General Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are pleased to see you enjoyed your visit, the exhibits are quite full to the brim... as in the Victorian times that is how the shops would have been.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I took a party of 80 people to Bygones in January, Rick and his team made everyone very welcoming. His Mum was there telling all our guests the History of Bygones, why they started it and how it become the great attraction it is today....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank desmond191082
Richard C, General Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Desmond, many thanks for bringing all of your guests, we are delighted to hear they enjoyed it! As a family business it is important to us to treat our visitors how we would like to be treated ourselves!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really brilliant museum in wet or dry weather with lots of hits for history lovers and famines alike

Date of experience: September 2018
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Richard C, General Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your visit and feedback, we hope to see you again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place two visit young or old children or adult age does not matter great for everyone why not poop in two there wonderfull cafe fairly priced bean here for years

Date of experience: January 2019
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Richard C, General Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your visit, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed everything about it!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has everything from victorian era to the %)'s that shows us Britain for both children and adults - wonderful experience - I could have stayed all day - mainly exhibits but has interactive as well as a great real railway tearoom for snacks...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 603douglasl
Richard C, General Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and found it interesting for all ages. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent place to while away an hour or more whilst being transported back into the past. Our visit reawakened many childhood memories and it was great to see so much of interest packed into what is a relatively small space. Would definitely return and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank David H
Richard C, General Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your step back in time. We hope see you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much fitted into this old cinema, including a steam engine. This museum houses a large array of collectibles, mostly displayed in rooms.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Richard C, General Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your visit and feedback, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very interesting place to visit. lots of things to see and there was something for younger folk in that they had to spot somethings displayed around that were NOT old, i.e. mobile phone. brought back a lot of memories myself and friend of things from...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kaftanmaggie
Richard C, General Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your visit, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed the experience. Yes, the modern items activity was successful over the Christmas period as it helps children relate to old and new. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited once will never return. Son terrified by the dentist Smelt damp and felt dirty Cafe food ok but the staff rudeMore

Date of experience: January 2019
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Richard C, General Manager at Bygones, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We regret that you did not enjoy your experience. The dentist is deliberately realistic to reflect what a visit would have been like in the Victorian era. The smells are deliberately put in to the displays to create the atmosphere e.g the blacksmith, apothecary. We...More

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AuraUk
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Hi, yes we are about a 3-4 minute walk away from each other!
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Yes! We are completely dog friendly in the whole building, even in our cafe where the staff will find a seat that conforms to our health and safety. We get lots of dogs in (of course free of charge!). Hope to see you and... More
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Craig L
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Hi, yes we recommend 1 hour to 1.5 hours but as you can see from all the other positive comments, many people spend longer as there is so much to see across the 3 floors!
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