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



MONDAY: Closed

TUESDAY: 10am - 4pm

WEDNESDAY: 10am - 4pm

THURSDAY: 10am - 4pm

FRIDAY: 10am - 4pm

SATURDAY: 10am - 1pm

SUNDAY: Closed



With many thanks to the Co-op in Fore Street for welcoming us to their Supermarket this Sunday. We had a great time and it was fun to talk to Co-op customers about our lovely Museum.

Did you know that you can use your Co-Op Membership card to donate to Brixham Heritage Museum? Follow some simple steps and help us safeguard Brixhams incredible History....

Monday 25 September @ 2.30pm - 'Friends of the Vigilance' Talk


The Vigilance is a reminder of the incredible heritage of our lovely Town. Brixham Museum is excited to host this two part talk with Colin Brokenshire sharing the history of this fully restored 78foot Sailing Ketch and Zoe Hughes giving us some insights into the Charity that keeps it afloat. We look forward to welcoming you to some living history. Admission is free to Members and only £3 for Non-Members. See you on the 25th September?

We want you! Join us for a fun Quiz night on Saturday 30 September.

Entry is £5 including a glass of wine or soft drink and nibbles


Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. We usuall finish around 9.30pm.

Teams of 4 (can be made up on the night so don't worry if you are alone)

Everyone is welcome.

Places go quickly so please phone us on 01803 856 267 to let us know you are coming.


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

What an amazing project! For more information please click here


  • We are incredibly proud to announce the latest book by Samantha Little, our Writer in Residence. "Writing Home to Brixham: Lives across a Century" is a compilation of moments in time, when Brixham boys wrote back from the front during World War One, impossible to read without shedding a tear!


  • "Voyaging over Life's Sea, a History of the British Seamens Boys Home Brixham" has been revitalised and released, an excellent book by Chris Potts and Derek Wilson, available from this local Museum.


  • We are looking for Volunteers to join our friendly team. If you have a few hours to spare then we would love to hear from you, full training is given and it's such an interesting way to give back to your Community.


  • 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 donation of £20 our experts will research an individual name, vessel, or address.

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

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

Moments to capture

You are very welcome at our lovely 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

If you would like use Family History Service it's simple:-


Contact us on Tel: 01803 856 267

Email us at family.history@brixhamheritage.org.uk

Complete the form on our Contact Page