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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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10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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Such a great Museum

Brixham is a reasonably small village...so it was surprising to find such a great Museum, well worth a visit as the stories, displays and friendly staff really bring our history... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Sasha R
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Devon, United Kingdom
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Devon, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brixham is a reasonably small village...so it was surprising to find such a great Museum, well worth a visit as the stories, displays and friendly staff really bring our history to life. Put in on the 'to do' list, you'll be glad you did.

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Thank Sasha R
Norwich, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Bless the volunteers, they made our visit so lovely. This is a free museum about Brixham; ancient cave systems, sailmaking, fishing, railways, social history, etc. We had a nice brief but informative chat with each guide and they showed us everything. The exhibits are over two floors. It was a very pleasant visit. Entrance is free, but a voluntary donation... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

For a free attraction this had a little bit of every think fishing stuff . Old rooms war related things rach ion books gas masks .model train running old toys and so much more

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our museum. It is very much appreciated. More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Well worth a visit very interesting for all ages. Tells you lots about Brixham in the past, a pleasant hour or so spent there.

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Thank Dougie1308
Brixham M, General Manager at Brixham Heritage Museum, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will return. More 

Trafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Free entry to a well set out museum with very helpful staff who passed on so much information as they were all local to Brixham was a good reason to leave a donation at the end of my enjoyable visit in the hope that they will still be there on my next visit .

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Thank 19IZZY
Brixham M, General Manager at Brixham Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review & donation - we are hoping to be here for your next visit too! We close for the winter now & hopefully will have some new things for you to see by the time you return. More 

Thurso, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The staff who volunteer here are very enthusiastic and explain anything you wish to enquire about. It is a fantastic wee museum and definitely worth a visit.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us & thank you for the kind comments on our volunteer staff. We hope you will visit us again when next in the area. More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

well put together and run by very lovely people. The sights smells and noises are very authentic and tells the story of the war years really well.

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

What a lovely review! We are very pleased that you enjoyed it & appreciated our volunteers. More 

Camborne, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Spent a few hours in Museum last week. Like a tardis with lots of different sections and much bigger than it looks outside. The old police cells were very spooky and so sad to see the the Station which had been very picturesque had been knocked down to make way for a housing estate.Very enjoyable and informative few hours.

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Thank lloydp32
Brixham M, General Manager at Brixham Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our museum. As you noted, it would be lovely to have a railway back to Brixham - here's hoping! More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

We were stuck on a rainy day whilst holidaying in Torquay and on the bus into Brixham saw this out of the corner of my eye, the word free attracted me as holidays can be expensive when you have 5 to pay for to get into places p. we were welcomed by a lovely gentleman who explained all about the... More 

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review & for the donation also. We are now run entirely by volunteers so it is people like you that keep us open. We are so pleased that you enjoyed it & hope you will return. More 

Caterham, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Firstly its free. Well worth the effort to visit . Learn all about Brixham and the fishing fleet. Based in the old police station visit the cell. Learnt a lot coming here. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our museum - your comments are much appreciated. More 

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