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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 - 1:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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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 2015, 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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This is an excellent little museum, well presented exhibits lots of information, lots of interactive bits, my morse code wasn't up to much especially compared to the examples. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Sue and Dave W
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an excellent little museum, well presented exhibits lots of information, lots of interactive bits, my morse code wasn't up to much especially compared to the examples. It is free to enter but does rely on donations, well worth a visit to pass an hournor so.

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Thank Sue and Dave W
Essex, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just happened to be passing and popped in we were greeted by a very friendly lady who made us welcome and gave us some info about the museum my husband and I was actually there for quite a long time from the out side you wouldn't have realised it was such an interesting place to visit it was very well... More 

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Thank christinenew2n
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum has a mix of exhibits about fishing, the Second World War, toys, the police (because it was the police station). It has recreated rooms from different periods, sound effects, video...and all maintained by dedicated volunteers. If you've got even half an hour pop in and you will find something inside to interest you. The story of the Belgian... More 

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Thank LboroVal
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent about an hour here, very interesting displays/exhibits mainly of yesteryear in Brixham - including the war years etc I understand it is run entirely by volunteers - they do a great job - its free entry but we left a £5 donation

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Thank 332jane
United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in here whilst staying in Brixham. I always like to find out about the local history. This museum gallery starts with local prehistoric items which are fascinating. It's housed in an old police station & they have a recreated a police cell. I particularly enjoyed looking around the maritime exhibits & learning about how Brixham changed over time.... More 

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Thank Naomi B
Hinckley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is easy to miss as it's a little away from the main shopping area and I only noticed it as I was passing by. It really is surprising, being much larger than one might think and covering quite a range of historical aspects of Brixham. There are numerous interesting exhibits and I learnt a few things, which is... More 

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Thank John B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

on our one wet afternoon we decided to spend a couple of hours looking around this museum .a totally well spent afternoon.lots to see especially the area devoted to wartime brixham but of more interest was being able to see the development of the fishing industry.

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Thank Peter D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came for a day of not really doing a lot, and were surprised at the amount of history here is for Brixham and how the heritage museum have managed to ensure that there is lots for kids to interact with. My son loved watching the model of the train, and he loved going around and finding the soldiers for... More 

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Thank Jessica W
Wolverhampton
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85 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cannot really give a report on the museum as it appeared closed the entire weekend 8th to the 9th July.

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Thank Frederic J
Brixham
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Morse code beckoned the children. We had such a great time here, but the morse code machine was the big hit for the kids. When we went there was only a donation for entry. Hope it keeps open because council threatened cuts. Loved it.

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