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Brixham Heritage Museum

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Address: The Old Police Station New Road | 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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Lovely little museum with loads of charm!

We popped in on a whim when passing but really glad we did. Its free entry (donations) the museum staff are polite and informative and the museum its self contains loads of local... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
TheGardiners14
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48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We popped in on a whim when passing but really glad we did. Its free entry (donations) the museum staff are polite and informative and the museum its self contains loads of local history, really worth a visit lots of activities for kids.

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The history this museum shares with you about the Town and Fisher men is great, the staff are welcoming and knowledgeable

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Thank Paula N
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great museum for old and young a like well worth a visit something for everybody the two ladys on the door are very informitive

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Thank Bill S
Brixham M, General Manager at Brixham Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. It is lovely to know that our volunteer staff are appreciated. More 

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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent presentation of the local history. Suitable for the whole family.Highly recommended for both residents and visitors. My wife and I have lived here for two and a half years and finally got round to making a visit. We were not disappointed with the experience and the knowledge of the volunteer staff was superb.

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Thank William H
Brixham M, General Manager at Brixham Heritage Museum, responded to this review

I'm so pleased you finally got round to visiting us. You'd be amazed at how many local people haven't. When we are closed during the winter months a lot of work goes on behind the scenes so if you visit again next year you should find more to look at. More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

really good little museum, not too much to take in. dress up area upstairs for little uns, other stuff to keep children's interest.

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Thank BrendaDavies
Brixham M, General Manager at Brixham Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. We hope you will visit again. More 

London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Given a warm welcome, very well explained exhibition on the history through the ages of Brixham, interesting facts about the Belgian fisherman who settled in Brixham well worth a visit.

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We hope we will see you again. More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a free attraction over a couple of floors there is one room where you can dress up and colour etc and other kids activities. we took 2 boys aged 11 and 13 and they loved it because it is informative and fun not quite a museum as they are used to.

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

So glad you enjoyed your visit. We do try hard to make the museum interesting for all so it' nice to know your boys enjoyed it. More 

Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First visit here despite visiting the area for 30 years, compact free museum with some interesting history which is on two floors. The stairs may be awkward for push/wheelchairs and I can't remember seeing a lift. The museum has some interesting local history and some unique displays and they also have some fun activities for children notably the sand pit... More 

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Thank Mingoes
Brixham M, General Manager at Brixham Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. As you state the museum is on two floors but we can look after pushchairs in reception. For those who are unable to access upstairs there is a book in the rear room which details what is displayed upstairs. Hopefully you will be able to visit again to fully appreciate the exhibits. More 

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely little surprise! One of the grandchildren wanted to visit the museum and the family went without too many expectations for such a small place but we were very pleasantly surprised by the amount of interest that was there. I learned a lot and there was a lot of catering for the children too. A real little treasure... More 

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

So glad you enjoyed your visit. Look forward to seeing you again. More 

Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only had a short time to visit, but would definitely go back and spend more time checking out the displays, especially the creepy police cell...!

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Thank AlisonWKen
Brixham M, General Manager at Brixham Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Yes, please do come back - you could help me with our police cell resident!!! Glad you enjoyed our museum. More 

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