Brixham Heritage Museum

Brixham Heritage Museum

The Brixham Heritage Museum and History Society was founded in 1958 for the purpose of recording, saving and displaying the heritage of the historic town and fishing port. Since 1976, the Museum has been located in what was once the Police Station and Sergeant's House, built 1902.

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  • Maritime

    Models of a Brixham Trawlers, with a large collection of shipwright's tools, fishing & navigation equipment.

  • Brixham Caverns and Ice Age Animals

    On display a collection of ice age animal bones and prehistoric pottery and tools from three Brixham cave sites.

  • Military artefacts

    Collection of excavated military artefacts from the Napoleonic-era forts at Berry Head (Torbay) these include shako plates (pictured) and over 600 regimental buttons.

  • WW2 Airman's Mascot "Radar rat"

    Collection of WW1 & WW2 uniforms and artifacts, which include "Radar Rat" attired as a corporal in a WAAF (Women's Auxilliary Air Force) WW2 uniform.

  • Belgian school in Brixham during WW2

    We have over 3000 photographic images which include the fishing fleet, the town and the people of Brixham from the 1880s to modern times.

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Opening Times

Main Season Opening:
Easter to 30th October
Tues-Fri: 10.00-4:00
Sat: 10.00-1.00
Sun: Closed

Admission Charges:
Free admission - donations welcomed

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  • Toilets On-Site
  • Wheelchair access
  • Childrens activities
  • Gift Shop

Guide dogs and other well behaved dogs are welcome.

There are toilet facilities for disbled visitors.

There is a ramp at the main entrance and ramps throughout the ground floor.

Brixham Heritage Museum
The Old Police Station
Bolton Cross

T: 01803-856267

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Brixham Heritage Museum

Brixham Heritage Museum
The Old Police Station
Bolton Cross

Brixham, DEVON TQ5 8LZ