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Brixham Heritage Museum

The Old Police Station New Road | Bolton Cross, Brixham TQ5 8LZ, England
+44 1803 856267
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Brixham remembered

Do visit this lovely little museum. Free entry, but a donation would be welcome to support the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
mit1234
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Brixham, United Kingdom
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There is a surprising amount of history to Brixham, from neolithic tools to wartime relics. There... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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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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The Old Police Station New Road | Bolton Cross, Brixham TQ5 8LZ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Do visit this lovely little museum. Free entry, but a donation would be welcome to support the museum if you can. The museum brings to life the history of the town with its centuries of fishing, nd maritime activity. It also gives a picture of...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

There is a surprising amount of history to Brixham, from neolithic tools to wartime relics. There is a lot of information about smugglers and the revenue agents who hunted them. A very interesting place to visit.

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Brixham M, Front Office Manager at Brixham Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Pleased you found it so interesting and hope you will visit us again.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great free venue on a grey rainy day, kid friendly and lots of interesting objects and local history of the area.

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Brixham M, Front Office Manager at Brixham Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

WOW! There is so much to see in this museum and it's very interactive for all ages. The volunteers are absolutely amazing and make you feel very welcome. One particular volunteer was captivating when tell my 7yr old stories of why sometimes, even a drunken...More

Thank Tracey B
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Brixham M, Front Office Manager at Brixham Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your donation & also for you lovely review. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only small but free and crammed with information and artefacts. Always worth returning as I noticed at least four changes from my last visit. And it doesn't cost a penny!

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Brixham M, Front Office Manager at Brixham Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad you noticed that it's worth returning. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A charming museum set in the old police station. We had delightful conversations with the staff about fishing and was amazed to find out one of the ladies was the grand daughter of a local sail maker who was interviewed for the Edgar March book...More

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Brixham M, Front Office Manager at Brixham Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed your visit. Yes we do have a lady here who is a walking history book! I hope you will visit again.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Today we popped into the Brixham Heritage museum. Although we only had an hour and it needs really up to two. It was really great and informative. Lots to see regarding the history of Brixham

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Brixham M, Front Office Manager at Brixham Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your time here - it is a lot bigger than it looks. Hopefully you will be back!

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

The museum is in an old police station, complete with cell as it would've been sometime ago! There are a number of exhibits built around the subjects of the Brixham fishing industry, Brixham in the wars and the landing of William of Orange, complete with...More

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Brixham M, Front Office Manager at Brixham Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review us. So glad you enjoyed it & hope you will visit again.

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Enjoyable visit, which lasted longer than I initially expected. Staff were friendly, approachable and knowledgable about Brixham and the varied exhibits. Lots of artefacts and memorabilia about a broad rage of Brixham history.

1  Thank ClawsonAlan
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Brixham M, Front Office Manager at Brixham Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you for leaving a review. We are so glad you enjoyed our museum.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Displays change regularly, museum is run but enthusiastic people who love their museum. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank DartNick
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Brixham M, Front Office Manager at Brixham Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

So glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again.

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