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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 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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good museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The best heritage museum I've ever been too.Its won awards and deserves too.The history of Brixham shows the reality of living here and the hard lives they lives before tourism. Don't miss this its a must.

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

Again, thank you so very much for your positive reviews. We are all really encouraged by your comments and delighted to know that you appreciate our efforts. More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A wide variety of exhibits in this museum. There are parts geared up for children's activities. Worth a look.

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Westchester County, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Brixham Heritage Museum is another example of my tendency to visit and enjoy the odd or even (ouch on that last bit strained pun) more pedestrian local museum so commonly found through the UK. Such settings are usually staffed by often unpaid but nonetheless dedicated sociable older folk with a joyful and committed sense of purpose. Here, often accompanied by... More 

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Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Brixham Heritage Museum looks quite unassuming from the outside. Inside is a step back in time. The rich history of the Brixham area is captured and presented in such an interesting way, one has to stop and read and ponder through the exhibits. Well done, team of volunteers. Children are well catered for too. an informative couple of hours was... More 

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Additional Information about Brixham Heritage Museum

Address: The Old Police Station | Bolton Cross, Brixham TQ5 8LZ, England
Phone Number: +44 1803 856267
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Brixham
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 2 - 2

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