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Brixham Heritage Museum

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Address: The Old Police Station | Bolton Cross, Brixham TQ5 8LZ, England
Phone Number: +44 1803 856267
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: Brixham Heritage Museum was delighted to be awarded a Trip Advisor...
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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Interesting

I visited as they were having a VE day tea coffee and ckes. I looked around the museum which although quite small is still interesting. There is quite a lot to see.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
eunice38
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
37 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I visited as they were having a VE day tea coffee and ckes. I looked around the museum which although quite small is still interesting. There is quite a lot to see.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Not a huge place, cheap admission and I learnt a few things! Worth a visit if your in the area. The staff were very friendly and accommodating

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A pleasant surprise as it is much bigger on the inside than it looks on the outside. Lots of local exhibits and friendly and helpful Staff.

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

Again thank you all for your generous comments - your input is very important to us. Our displays are constantly being updated and we have plenty of ideas in the pipeline too! For more information about the Museum, our latest news and events please visit our website. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Really nice welcome on arrival by two lovely ladies. Informative displays. Particularly liked the WW1 boards telling of the local involvement. Whilst visiting lots of times to the area we did not know anything about the nearby caves so that was really interesting. As its a fairly small museum don't expect it to compete with the Victoria and Albert but... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Went to the musiem to gather information for a research piece on Brixham. Staff were very freindly, helpfull, knowlegdeable, and most importantly happy to help me out - All and all an interesting attraction.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The day we went there was a Spring fete being held which to us was a bonus. The museum was full of history of the harbour and the people who lived there. The people who looked after the running of the museum were very friendly and helpful.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

staff are amazing - friendly, helpful, enthusiastic and knowledgeable a great museum - very local and fascinating

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A delightful experience on two floors with at least six rooms. Brixham's history is revealed in a number of displays, video and audio presentations, and with hands-on activities for the kids.

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Stroud, Glos
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65 reviews 65 reviews
4 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I wanted to explore more of the history of WW2 but found the history of Brixham and trawling especially good. Lots on the great war but the main WW2 piece was in Belgian but still very good so worth an hour max.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Small museum packed with interesting and varied information and displays on Brixhams history, boating and fishing heritage and their lifeboat.

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