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Brixham Heritage Museum

The Old Police Station | Bolton Cross, Brixham TQ5 8LZ, England
+44 1803 856267
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Ranked #4 of 7 Attractions in Brixham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Brixham Heritage Museum was delighted to be awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for the second year running, thank you all for making this possible! We were also joint winners of the Family Friendly Museum Award in 2013,despite nationwide competition. We offer a choice of activities which are suitable for a variety of ages, and we hold many 'special days' both within and outside of our Museum. There are opportunities to become amateur archaeologists, no matter how young, and many other "hands-on" experiences are found on both floor levels inside the building.For all visitors there are a variety of displays ranging from the prehistoric to the 1950s, with particular emphasis on the maritime industry of the area. We also offer Family History Research for all areas, and hold regular talks and social activities. For further information please view our website.
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English first
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Its a very shambolic museum. Ok they have random items in displays as part of a kids 'see whats wrong' competition/trail But in the police cell there's loads of chairs and random stuff (yes I know the mickey mouse is for kids). The Maritime part is like a creche as is the last part 'trains'. Now, I believe that museums... More

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London, United Kingdom
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163 reviews 163 reviews
25 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Totally absorbing and informative views of Brixhams History. Painstakingly collected information and exhibits of all aspects of this fascinating fishing harbour. Having visited Brixham for around 40 years I have to confess that this was our first visit into its historical past. We learnt so much about this beautiful town. Unmissable!!

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Local history always enhances a holiday and it can be found here both from exhibits and from the staff. Very friendly and helpful.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

One of the best local museums I have been to. Great collections on some really fascinating topics. A unique repository of local history that must not be lost. Great for kids too - they recently won an award for being the best in the UK for kids!

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Visited whilst on a mini break, very informative , great quiz for children to do, dressing up, drawing, brilliant value. Wish it had a cafe attached!

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Redditch, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

its small but very informative and since brixham has so much history its worth a visit even if it is not raining . check out a king and about napoleon

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
40 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I visited the Brixham Heritage Museum during my 2 and half week holidays in Devon.I had also brought before travelling down to devon on the internet,the Heritage pass which allows you admission entry to 4 heritage places which also includes this Museum and it also includes Torquay Museum,Torre Abbey and Kents Cavern.I would definitely recommend buying the Heritage pass as... More

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Brixham M, Manager at Brixham Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Your positive comments are very much appreciated by us all! It is so encouraging to read that our staff/volunteers enthusiasm and passion for our Museum are also recognised. Thank you all! More

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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Lovely small museum with lots and lots of interesting displays and facts about Brixham which has a huge number of links to many national historical events

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Newcastle, Australia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
10 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Full of local treasures and colourful objects. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful, and genuinely proud of their collection.

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Brixham, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

very good insight on local history and amazingly helpful staff, very enjoyable family outing. Our 10yr old boy really enjoyed especially looking for clues and learning at the same time.

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