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Brixham Heritage Museum

Bolton Cross, Brixham TQ5 8LZ, England
+44 1803 856267
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Ranked #6 of 19 attractions in Brixham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Owner description: Brixham Heritage Museum was delighted to be a joint winner of the Family Friendly Museum Award in 2013,despite nationwide competition. Each family is... more » Owner description: Brixham Heritage Museum was delighted to be a joint winner of the Family Friendly Museum Award in 2013,despite nationwide competition. Each family is greeted with a choice of activities which are suitable for a variety of ages, and there are 'special days' both within and outside our "Tardis". Inside the Museum there are opportunities to dig and become an archaeologist, no matter how young, and many other "hands-on" experiences are found on both floor levels.For all visitors there are a variety of displays from the prehistoric to the 1950s, with particular emphasis on the maritime industry of the area.We also offer Family History Research for both members and non-members of the Museum and there are regular talks and social activities. « less
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English first
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This a nice little museum only cost £2:00 cheap plenty of history of brixham defitely worth a visit and they have a 00 gauge scale model of brixham railway station before it was all demolished worth looking at thumbs up from me

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Gives a good insight into Brixham's history, especially its long fishing heritage. Well worth a visit especially if it's raining' the volunteers who run the museum are very knowledgeable.

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south devon
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14 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Lots of stairs ... but if you can manage them it is worth a visit... very interesting ,children have questionnaire and my grandchild enjoyed trying to get the answers. Staff were cheerful and helpful. Located at Bolton Cross .

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

Thank you for all your favourable comments which are much appreciated and have enabled us to receive a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for the second year running. Our staff and volunteers have been working tirelessly refurbishing some of the displays to ensure that our large amount of exhibits are shown to their best advantage. We would like to remind... More

Swansea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

we had good time here my son enjoyed the quiz.the staff where freindly and it was good value to get in we spent about 1 1/2 here although the museum was small there was plenty of intresting exibitis

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Brixham
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

So who knew brixham had so much to say for itself? And not just fishing? The children lived tapping out morse code - I loved the photos of brixham of old. Terrific value too - £2 for me and kids free. Shame on the council for withdrawing the funding.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Well worth a visit although you pay £3 entry fee it was worth every penny there was so much to see I was fascinated !! The gift shop was small but had a variety of items and what was helpful the marvellous ladies behind the till modelled the masks I was interested in for an exhibition we are putting on... More

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leicestershire
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6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great displays, lovely staff and lots of places for elderly to sit and rest. Good was the 2nd floor displays and the ww1 memorabilia. 2nd floor not accessible so not all could get up the staors

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Loughborough, England, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

The museum is a great place to visit,you get so much for paying so little and the staff are amazing,I could listen to them all day,so knowledgeable and proud of their heritage.the kids had a great time completing their activity packs which were age related.there is so much to see our kids loved the toy room upstairs with the model... More

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Torquay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

For a family of 4 it cost us just £4!!! (Kids go free). The staff that work there are very friendly and knowledgeable, the kids get activity packs to complete as they walk around which is a great idea as keeps them busy whilst the adults take in the exhibits. It took us about 1.5 hours to walk around but... More

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Bracknell, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

A beautiful little museum well worth a visit with the most friendly and knowledgeable guides. Everything from fossils found in the local caves to an original cell from e building was the old police station. Many interactive exhibits and great for children.

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