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


We are now closed for the Winter. This gives us an opportunity to do the maintenance that allows us to preserve and protect our Collections.


We look forward to seeing you in 2018.





Thank you to Dave Thompson for a great Talk today. If you'd like to donate, volunteer or simply find out more information about this great charity click here ....

Coffee for a good cause...

What could be better?

£195.85 was raised at this event, thank you to everyone who supported our wonderful fundraisers - Super!

"Heritage Houses; The Art of Conservation"

A Talk by Elaine Ward

Thanks to all who attended this very interesting event.

Brixham Heritage Museum, the home of living history!

With thanks to everyone who attended our Quiz Night. As usual some fun facts and good company on a Saturday Night - we raised £264 for the Museum - simply great! Special thanks to our team of Fundraising Volunteers who not only made it possible, but also created such a welcoming event! Looking forward to the next one...

With many thanks to the Co-op in Fore Street for welcoming us to their Supermarket on a busy 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....

Friends of the Vigilance' Talk

The Vigilance is a reminder of the incredible heritage of our lovely Town. Brixham Museum was excited to host this two part talk with Colin Brokenshire and Zoe Hughes. They shared the history of this fully restored 78foot Sailing Ketch and gave us some interesting facts about the Charity that keeps it afloat. It really is living history. Did you know you can charter The Vigilance, go for a group sail or organise an event on this unique attraction?


  • 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 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 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