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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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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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WW1 and trawling focus

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Stroud, Glos
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Stroud, Glos
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63 reviews 63 reviews
4 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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200 reviews 200 reviews
84 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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173 reviews 173 reviews
25 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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Brixham
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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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
67 helpful votes 67 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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