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Brixham Heritage Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 13:00
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The best small museum in the UK

Well worth a visit when in Brixham. It's in the old Police Station in New Road, a place in itself... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2019
Pete T
Brixham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Very interesting and well laid out

Spent 1.5 hours here learning all about the different aspects of charming Brixham. Very nice... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
Blandford Forum, 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...more
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The Old Police Station New Road | Bolton Cross, Brixham TQ5 8LZ, England
+44 1803 856267
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All reviews local history old police station well worth a visit volunteer staff war years fishing industry run by volunteers free admission the staff were friendly and helpful interesting exhibits interesting visit information boards model railway interesting place on display all ages rainy day
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Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

Well worth a visit when in Brixham. It's in the old Police Station in New Road, a place in itself is historic. It also has a unique working Model Railway of Brixham Station set in the late 1940's in GWR days.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Pete T
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Spent 1.5 hours here learning all about the different aspects of charming Brixham. Very nice volunteer staff. Some really interesting exhibits which are very nicely laid out.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

A fantastic museum covering the complete history of Brixham and the area, run by very knowledgeable volunteers. Highly recommended

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank neil20192019
Reviewed 11 October 2018

This is a superbly organised and accessible museum situated a short walk from the harbour. It covers thousands of years of Brixham history and there are a number of well staged displays covering living conditions of different classes and occupations. There is much on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kate C
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

I have to admit that I was not expecting too much from this museum and thought that we would be out in ten minutes or so. How wrong I was. This place is packed with interesting information on how the fishing industry developed here and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Snoozing_Cat
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

My wife and I are not really museum lovers but the weather in Brixham this day was cold and wet so we decided to give it a go. Glad we did and the place is full of very interesting articles and artificts showing the history...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RayL745
Reviewed 6 October 2018

This is a deceptive place, with 2 floors of exhibits, about prehistoric life in and around the Brixham caves, then a large display about WW2, another about the fishing industry, and several exhibits about local life, houses, education and railways. It is free and manned...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HelenCopestake
Reviewed 1 October 2018

During our visit to Brixham we visited this museum. What a jewel it is, must be one of the best small town museums in the country, and its free. There was so much to see and everything was labelled so well. It covered early times,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

Didn't expect much - but what a surprise it was a great place to visit - it's like a tardis with lots to see and read up on - we spent two and a half hours looking round and still didn't see everything.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Yorkshirebird27
Reviewed 25 September 2018

This could easily be a dozen separate museums so to have it all in one building means there's something of interest for everyone.

Date of experience: September 2018
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