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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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visit by University students

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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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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43 helpful votes 43 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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11 attraction reviews
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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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Wow it was such a surprise to see how much was on display in this museum as it looks quite small from outside there are some first class exhibits and very interesting artefacts we were lucky enough to meet with two gentlemen working there who gave us such a lot of information on some of the pottery found and also... More 

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UK
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

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

We are very sorry to read that your recent visit to our Museum did not meet your expectations. However, we appreciate your comments which will be addressed during our Christmas and New Year refurbishments. More 

London, United Kingdom
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178 reviews 178 reviews
26 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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4 attraction reviews
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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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21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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