Brixham Heritage Museum

Brixham Heritage Museum in Brixham, Devon, United Kingdom | Museum

Welcome to The Brixham Heritage Museum, Devon, United Kingdom.

This is a historic town and fishing port. The Brixham Heritage Museum provides information about collections, news about activities and a selection of historical information relating to the town and its people.

The Museum is now closed for winter refurbishment, except to members and groups by prior arrangement. Opening times, access information and directions are detailed in the Museum section of this site.  Brixham Museum & History Society was founded as a result of a public meeting held on 9th December 1957 for the purpose of recording, saving and displaying the heritage of the historic town and fishing port. The society is a registered charity, number 306633. The society opened Brixham Museum on 2nd June 1958, originally in a former pilchard press in Higher Street. It was a very dilapidated building, offered to them rent free for three years if they restored it, which they did, at a cost of £450.

During the 2002/2003 winter refurbishment period, a wheel-chair access ramp was built at the Museum entrance, ground floor doorways were widened and a toilet for the use of disabled visitors installed adjacent to the foyer.

A family ticket is available at The Brixham Heritage Museum and a variety of free activity sheets are available for children.

At The Brixham Heritage Museum you will have access to Brixham in world history, Berry Head Napoleonic forts, Rev. Henry Francis Lyte, author of 'Abide With Me',Trawling, Maritime trades, Unusual items brought up by Brixham trawlers, Mayflower II, Smuggling, The lifeboat, Brixham regatta, Victorian drawing room & nursery, Brixham Past & Present photographs, Slideshow from the photographic archive, Police cell, Brixham's railway, Brixham in the twoWorld Wars, At school in Brixham, * British Seamen's Orphan Boys Home and Brixham theatre

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The Old Police Station, New Road, Brixham, Devon
United Kingdom
(01803) 856267
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