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“A wonderful trip back in time”

Brixham Battery Heritage Centre
Ranked #2 of 34 things to do in Brixham
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: WW11 Coastal Battery.Museum and Grounds Free Entry open Monday Friday and Sunday afternoons 2-4pm plus special open days..
Reviewed 28 June 2018

We were so surprised by how much his little place had crammed in. It is well worth a visit and I have to say that the volunteers that run it are doing a fantastic job.

Thank steveandgail20
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carole h, Manager at Brixham Battery Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

Hi thank you for your feedback. we are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you visit again next time your in Brixham

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

The Brixham Battery is one of the few complete gun emplacements left and is now classified as an Ancient Monument but one that is being brought back to life by the enthusiastic volunteers. A walk around the 4 acre site leads you to each of the separate emplacements and allows entry into some of them - and the views are not to be missed either.
Back at HQ (the museum) thought has been given to all theatres of war and the displays bring home what the armed services and the people at home endured. The volunteers are passionate about this project without being pushy and are a very friendly group. It is a pity that it is only open on Sunday, Monday and Friday from 14.00 - 16.00 hours but they do also have Open Days with working demonstrations.
The Battery Gardens themselves are also a wonderful place to sit and relax in the shade or out in the open for the splendid sea views over Torbay.
Best of all - it's all for free although a donation to continued upkeep and improvements is always welcome.

Thank Sandie A
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carole h, Manager at Brixham Battery Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Thank you for your comments.we are really glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us .. If we had enough volunteers we would love to open longer. but sadly there are not enough of us to allow for this. But we try and make the most of our open days with a good turnout to allow for tours and weapons displays . We are always looking for more active volunteers if anyone is interested please pop along and speak to us ..

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

Beautiful and spectacular views from the gardens and links to fantastic coast path walks back to Paignton (6miles) and Churston (2miles)

Thank Cornishcuffer
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carole h, Manager at Brixham Battery Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2018

Thank you for your comments yes we are very lucky to have such a beautiful view across the coast .

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Albeit small, the museum is definitely worth a visit. Lovely walk through the Battery Gardens to get there with great views.

Thank 715Claire
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carole h, Manager at Brixham Battery Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thank you we are glad you enjoyed your visit

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

As avid WW2 enthusiasts ourselves, we found the museum and guided of the grounds fascinating. Its deceiving just hiw much us pacjed into tbus boutique museum. All the volunteers were extremely friendly and were able to explain details to a 7 & 13 year old at the right level of engagement. Some volunteers had set up a small NAAFI with homemade cakes, teas & coffees which you could have and make a donation if you wished. It was so encouraging to see older teenagers/young adults taking an interest in volunteering to keep the museum going.

1  Thank Tracey B
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carole h, Manager at Brixham Battery Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Thank you for your comments. we are glad you enjoyed your visit

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