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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 - 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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Time well spent, brief introduction by friendly staff, then you are left to explore at your own pace. The exhibits are excellent, full of information and some are interactive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Time well spent, brief introduction by friendly staff, then you are left to explore at your own pace. The exhibits are excellent, full of information and some are interactive. The children are catered for too, with FREE pamphlets about individual exhibits and things to do. On the first floor there is a dressing up box, crayons etc so they learn... More 

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Thank Kimbrum1
Brixham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

The museum is quite amazing with lots of quirky exhibitions very professionally displayed. I recommend you visit here on arriving to Brixham to gain a real sense of the history of this lovely town. Ideal for Young Children as they are well catered for. After your memories are enlightened take yourself down to the port and walk around the coast... More 

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

Thank you all for your many positive comments. It is also very encouraging to read that our enthusiasm and passion for the Museum is recognised and shared. Over the Christmas period closure our hard working band of volunteers will once again be working behind the scenes on continuing refurbishments. May we take this opportunity to wish you all a very... More 

Brixham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

This local museum has plenty to see and is a real asset to the port. It is suitable for all ages too.

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Thank Clive F
Lewes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We had a lovely morning at the museum, our daughter 5 loved doing craft activities and our son really enjoyed the exhibition and the quiz. Very much recommended.

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Thank R H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Great setting for a museum based in the old police station at Bolton Cross. Was amazed how many memories it brought back seeing the school desks and other articles from the schools I had attended many years ago!!! Was amazed to see a photograph of my father as he was a policeman during the war and the staff were great... More 

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Thank Barbara W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Lots of quaint memories and items. Worth a half hour visit. Staff are very helpful and friendly. Repeat visits help you take it all in.

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Sutton, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

Visited on a whim,pleased we did. Enjoyed a lot, a lot to take in and staffed by volunteers. Told the story by a lovely lady who could also answer any questions. Lots to see and do and worth finding this at the back of the town just a few minutes walk from the harbour. The volunteers should be commended.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Lovely friendly people, no doubt volunteers, but this museum has a feel of what museums were like at least two decades ago! Less than motivating displays with far too much to read. Some of the exhibits are so 'personal' to Brixham that they have little relevance to 'outsiders'. Funding is probably limited if non-existent, but a revamp is required to... More 

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

We were very disappointed to read that our Museum did not meet your expectations during your recent visit. As our name suggests we are proud to be a Museum based solely on Brixham's history and we do not exhibit any items that do not have a Brixham connection. We are in the continual process of refurbishing our displays and visitor... More 

Brixham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Brixham's very own Museum lies in the heart of the town in a building originally built as a Police Station. Packed with items of interest relating to the locality, there is something to look at for everyone. The volunteer staff are always on hand to help with enquiries or to take referrals. Along with changing exhibitions and a well stocked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

So glad we visited this museum. It is so interesting the history of brixham. The staff are really knowledgeable and helpful. I have never seen so many activities for children available. There are tables with crafts for them to make things and dress up areas. It is definitely worth the visit. We would go again.

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