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





If you are a School, Youth Group or Teenager that would like to take over our Twitter Feed on Friday 11 August 2017 - 'Takeover Day' then please let us know...


Pop in to see us or contact us by phone or email...


  • 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 up to 3 family surnames or individuals, vessel names or addresses.

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 mail@brixhamheritage.org.uk

Complete the form on our Contact Page