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Brixham Heritage Museum

Bolton Cross, Brixham TQ5 8LZ, England
+44 1803 856267
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Ranked #4 of 9 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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Brixham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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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brixham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

i know this museum is small but it is a great way to experience the life of a small fishing town and heritage of Brixham.

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

If you are visiting Brixham then a visit to this museum is a must. Something for all the family and many interactive displays. There is also a great activity area for children.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A fantastic museum for all ages telling the history of Brixham with very knowledgeable volunteers. I have nothing but praise and they need all the financial support they can get.

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Witham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Was expecting only a very small museum but was pleasantly surprised. Can definitely see why it won telegraph award last year. Very friendly staff. Lots of great displays and children enjoyed completing the quiz along the way. Took approximately an hour to go around. lots of activities for smaller children such as drawing and dressing up costumes through museum too.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

A little gem with hidden treasures well worth a visit, very good displays and exhibits. Please sign their petition re reduction in grants

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Didnt know it existed until we got to Brxham. Lovely little harbour town...the museam was lovlely, people friendly and kids loved it.

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Well presented museum with lots of photos and exhibits of memorabilia of Brixhamites throughout time, friendly staff, interesting museum

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is an interesting little museum, which puts the history of the local area and people into a global context and is therefore interesting to both tourists and locals alike. Displays are thoughtful and engaging, with an interesting array of hands on tasks (knot tying and morse code for example). The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and there is a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Lots of variety of things to see, kept interesting for the children with a "hunt the soldiers" game. The people who work there are very friendly and helpful. A nice little place, I hope it stays open.

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