We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Brixham Heritage Museum

Bolton Cross, Brixham TQ5 8LZ, England
01803 856 267
Website
Update attraction details
Ranked #7 of 17 attractions in Brixham
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums
Owner description: Brixham Heritage Museum is the joint winner of the Family Friendly Museum competition this year,despite not being very large. Every family is greeted... more » Owner description: Brixham Heritage Museum is the joint winner of the Family Friendly Museum competition this year,despite not being very large. Every family is greeted with activities which are suitable for a variety of ages, and there are special activities 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 levels.For all visitors there is a variety of displays from the prehistoric to the 1950s.especially showing 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
Write a Review

52 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    29
    17
    4
    1
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Bracknell, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brixham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

A mind of history stored here with such knowledgable staff to answer your questions. This museum really is one of the most comprehensive of Brixham's history. As you walk from one room to the next reading and seeing all the material collated by individuals, groups, you get the real picture of Brixham's past of people and how they lived, the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
St Helens, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Very reasonable entrance fee and enthusiastic, informative staff. Trails to keep the kids amused and, despite the small size, various displays of interest for all. Rooms with colouring, dress up, toys for further amusement for kids. Up and down stairs so not the best for accessibility with push chairs etc. Happy to recommend and support a museum of local interest... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Torbay
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Brixham Museum at the heart of the Town is a Tardis waiting to be explored. For young and old alike there is so much to see, and for the children the staff have worked hard to make it an interesting and challenging experience, where they can take part in a quiz and/or sit and watch the model trains, colour in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Weymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

It was a carefully planed day out by my husband and I have to say I was not enthusiastic we arrived at Brixham and took a leisurely walk to the museum as we went it we were immediately aware it was small there was no entry fee thankfully as I would of asked for my money back. I was trying... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brixham M, Manager at Brixham Heritage Museum, responded to this review

We are sorry that you did not enjoy your recent visit to Brixham Heritage Museum. Wednesday 30th October was a different and very special day for us as we were officially celebrating our joint win (shared with the Horniman Museum, London) in the Telegraph Kids In Museums Award 2013. This was indeed an accolade for us as we competed against... More

Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

This museum is absolutely worth a visit. This heritage museum goes into the history of Brixham and shows the terrible cost on those and the families of those whom make a living from the sea. The sheer bravery and resilance of these people is truly humbling. Lifeboat men and fishermen who go to sea with nothing more than a cork... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

Went to Brixham Heritage Museum primarily for my husband who lives anything to do with history. I went with an open mind but find the displays to be really interesting. The poor drunken sailor in the prison cell -hope his head wasn't too bad the next day! Well with the £2 entry fee

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Brixham M, Manager at Brixham Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Having just taken over as the TripAdvisor manager of Brixham Heritage Museum, I would like to thank you all for your kind and generous comments. Our skeleton staff and willing band of volunteers are always fund raising to support on going refurbishments to ensure that our displays are presented in the best way possible. We are very proud to announce... More

leicestershire
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

full of the past and for me taking me back many years but its still good for any age with details about the ships, harbour and how people lived throu good & bad times.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Wakefield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

The museum is well tucked away. Definitely worth the £2 entrance fee. Some lovely exhibits and lovely warm knowledgeable staff too. Admittedly it doesn't look much from the outside and we expected to be in/out in 10 minutes - we were wrong, you could easily lose a couple of hours taking in all the information available. Other museums could take... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
warrington
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Visited with 2 children (3 year & 18 months) and they loved it. From the moment we walked in off the street we were made to feel welcome. The children were treated to quiz sheets, crafts and dressing up which allowed us to take in the museum. Very interesting and informative...overall its a must for a couple of hours entertainment...especially... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Brixham Heritage Museum also viewed

 
Brixham, English Riviera
Brixham, English Riviera
 

Been to Brixham Heritage Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Brixham Heritage Museum, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing