We hope you will love our Town's History as much as we do....



From 1 March 2018


Monday Closed

Tuesday: 10am - 4pm

Wednesday: 10am - 4pm

Thursday: 10am - 4pm

Friday: 10am - 4pm

Saturday: 10am - 1pm

Sunday: Closed


We love to see families learning about their history together, so why not come along to our Stall at Brixfest on Monday 28 May?


  • Kids, why not get your Grandparents and Parents to come along to our Beach Hut Recording Studio? We'd love to hear their stories about Brixham!


  • Parents, why not sit down with your family and see if you have some photo's about important local events that you would like to bring along to our Stall, either to donate or to scan, so we can save them for future generations?


  • Grandparents, Parents, why not bring your children along dressed in their best Super Hero Costume? We want our kids to become the 'Guardians of our Heritage', the 'Super Heroes of History', if you take their picture on our Stall and send it in, we'll add them to our 'Super Heroes Team' and we'll announce the Winner for the Best Costume on Saturday 2 June (the Museum's 60th Anniversary).

Do you have a story to tell about Brixham?

Do you remember the Mayflower II being built?

Did you see the U-boat at the Breakwater?

Why not let us record your stories for our Oral History Project? We'd love to see your memories safeguarded for future generations!


Alternatively, would you like to learn the most most professional way to record an Oral History? Then volunteer for our team. We'd be delighted to have you on board. This is a two year 'Hear & Now' Project in cooperation with SoundCommunities. We have a 'Beach Hut' Recording Studio on our Stall at Brixfest on Monday 28 May - come and say hello, we'll guide you through the rest. See you then!

Our Volunteers are currently training with the Hear & Now Team to learn to conduct professional Oral History Interviews. If you'd like to get involved with this fascinating project then please let us know.


Meanwhile listen to these great stories from our first training session... Thank You John Charles, Mike & Jean Buley!


Malcolm Beauchamp interviews Mike Buley for the first time

THANK YOU to Barrie Riley

for his excellent Talk on one of Brixhams premiere Historical Attractions. Highly recommend a visit to Brixham Battery!

THANK YOU to Sophie Bower

for her talk on this great annual Festival and the fascinating Brixham Heritage Trail.

Quiz Dates: Saturday 26 May, 28 July 2018, 29 September, 10 November 2018

Time: 7pm until 9pm. Location: Council Offices Function Room


Our Quizzes are so popular we had to move to a larger Venue, so we look forward to greeting you at the Council Offices Function Room (next door to the Museum). Entry is £5.00 per person, which includes nibbles and a glass of wine or soft drink. Teams of 4 (can be made up on the night) and everyone is welcome. Places go quickly so PLEASE PHONE 01803 856267 to let us know you are coming.


Thank you to all those that atttended our first Quiz of 2018 on Sat. 5 Feb. It was a fun evening and we raised £190.

Please make a note of future Quiz dates when we hope you will join us!

Fishhawkers is about the role of women in the town's success.

If you're interested in learning about the Women that inspired Brixham then this is the project for you.

If you would like more information on this Project which will take place in various locations in Brixham, please contact admin@encounters-arts.co.uk. or telephone Shelley on 077074 98689

Congratulations to our Best Book Character Contest Winner sharing his victory with the famous Brixham Pirate, Cpt'n Blackheart! Many thanks to everyone who came along and made our Kids Day at the Sharing Stories Festival a fun day!


Brixham Heritage Museum has an wonderful group of Volunteers and we thank them all! Enthusiastic, determined, friendly and fun, they keep the Museum going. If you would like to join our Team please get in touch, we're sure that whatever your interests and skills we can find a place for you.


Thank you to the people of Brixham!

Without you we could not safeguard the Heritage of this interesting Town!


  • We are delighted to be working with Brixham Heritage Trail to bring Brixham's history to life.

What an great project! For more information please click here


  • We are pleased to announce the latest book by Samantha Little, our Writer in Residence. "Writing Home to Brixham: Lives across a Century Volume II" is a compilation of moments in time, when Brixham boys wrote back from the front during World War One. Both Volumes I & II are available from the Museum.


  • "Voyaging over Life's Sea, a History of the British Seamens Boys Home Brixham" has been revitalised and released by Chris Potts and Derek Wilson, it has lots of new information and is available from this Museum.


  • Did you know that becoming a Patron of Brixham Museum entitles you to Membership Benefits such as 50% off Family History Sessions and access to the Museum's private Library and Archive?




For a small fee of £20 our Experts offer a 2 hour research session on an individual name, vessel, or address.

We have an extensive selection of original photos that can be bought and used for personal or business use.

We need help we to keep our busy Museum running. So whether you would like to volunteer, donate or become a Member, your patronage is valued.

Moments to capture

We look forward to welcoming you to our Museum. Whether you are a School Teacher trying to keep up with a group of inquisitive minds, a local Historian that needs some information or a family wanting to entertain your children on a rainy day, we want you to enjoy yourself!

Hopefully you will also come away with some great stories about the people and events that shaped Brixham. If you would like to know more about our Museum please do not hesitate to contact us or speak to one of our helpful Volunteers.


Tel: 01803 856 267

All proceeds support the continued operation of the Museum

We can help you trace your personal Family Tree. The results will contain Names, Ocupations, Addresses and the details of Births, Marraiges and Deaths of a family members going back over many generations.


Our research covers all of England and Wales and of course our archives have extensive records covering the local Brixham families through the generations. You are welcome to work side by side with one of our research team or have your Family Tree created by the Museum's experts.


.... and, If you live locally, we can even produce the history of your house!



Belgian School in Brixham during WW2