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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 third 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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Very interesting with a nice variety of exhibits. Delighted to find its dog friendly too! The staff were friendly and helpful

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Very interesting with a nice variety of exhibits. Delighted to find its dog friendly too! The staff were friendly and helpful

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Tucked away at the back of Brigham this is well worth a visit with staff that are very helpful, we learned a lot about Brixham much bigger than expected.

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We visited this museum during our holiday in Brixham. It is an interesting museum which covers various themes and periods of history. They have tried very hard to make it interactive for children and my younger children enjoyed the sand tray where the could uncover fossils and bones. Worth a visit if you are in the area. Staff are very... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

What a gem with lovely little displays & activities for the kids. The real magic is delivered by a fantastic lady with a beautiful, warm smile. She is born & bred Brixham & has a faultless memory from her own recounting & the tales of her father, a naval reservist & her granfather, a fisherman. She engaged us & our... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

this was a nice wonder round, you get to see various exhibits and displays of the towns history and surrounding area and how its developed over the years from fishing to WWII, family friendly as well. cost £2 so well worth to get out the sun for hour or so.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This small but very interesting museum is a must to see in Brixham. They also have a great children's corner in both floors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very interesting little place good for all ages warning there is stairs but the displays are great and you can find lots of things out there is a quiz for the children to do on the way round which is good ideal place to visit for an hour or so at £3 each adult and 50p a child under 6... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Fantastic museum, extremely interesting and I would say suitable for all ages. The lady who shows you around at the beginning is a local and very passionate about her heritage, she was lovely and it's a nice touch to have someone like her there. Probably allow at least an hour to have a look around. At only £3 per adult... More 

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Bromsgrove, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were undecided as to whether it was worth paying (a nominal fee) to go in...so glad we did! Allow two or more hours...there are extensive exhibits relating to Brixham in the World Wars, shipbuilding, fishing (obviously!), net making, King William etc etc etc. A must for anybody interested in local history.

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

compact but very interesting ,well worth the price and the fee is helping to keep it open, so try not to miss it

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