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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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A great find

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... read more

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Poole, United Kingdom
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Poole, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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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Caterham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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1 Thank Hairyworf1
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 

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

We travel to Brixham each year and never miss a visit to this museum. The exhibits are excellent with lots of information and the volunteers are really keen and helpful. Entry is free, but they do rely on contributions to keep going.

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1 Thank Gill and Dave W
Brixham M, General Manager at Brixham Heritage Museum, responded to this review

So glad you make us a regular visit - we look forward to welcoming you again next year. Hopefully we will have some more exhibits for you to see! Thank you for your kind words to our volunteers. More 

West London
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent collection of items from early history, both world wars, the fishing industry and everyday life exhibits from days gone by. A model train layout and activities for children are located upstairs.

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1 Thank Swissair91
Brixham M, General Manager at Brixham Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. I'm glad you appreciated the variety of displays. More 

Oldbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have recently visited this museum. It was well worth the visit. The museum told you and showed you the history of the area, from bones that have been found from bears and mammoths from the prehistoric era, It also showed you about where Brixham had contributed to helping in the wars. It was great how it showed uniforms and... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely recommendation. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit & totally agree that we deserve funding! More 

London, United Kingdom
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a good hour and a half in this town's FREE heritage museum this morning. It is housed in the old police station and the old cells can still be seen. Well worth donating a few £s towards it's upkeep and running. Please note it closes at 1pm on Fridays during it's open season. Plenty to read, see and do... More 

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

What a lovely review - thank you so much! We are so glad you appreciated the effort we make to keep this open. Thank you also for the donation. More 

Rushden, Northants
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brixham Heritage Museum was an absolute find for us on a rainy afternoon. It is chock full of interesting artefacts and information about the area and its social history. We thought we'd be there for an hour, but actually stayed all afternoon, and both agreed it was a really interesting place.

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

Thank you for a lovely review. Glad you were able to spend the time here - there is more than there seems at first glance. Hopefully you will visit again as we often make changes during the winter months so there will be some different exhibits next year. More 

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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank you for your lovely review. Yes we do have lots to entertain the kids & are dog friendly too - although we are yet to provide activities for dogs!!! Hope you will visit us again. More 

Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

I'm glad you appreciated our museum - it is lovely to be able to share the history of Brixham. Thank you for the kind comments on our volunteer staff. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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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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