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.


If you would like to contact the Museum please:-

Email: mail@brixhammuseum.org.uk or Telephone 01803 856267 Tues-Fri from 9am until 1pm.


We look forward to seeing you when we re-open on 1 March 2018.




From 1 March 2018


Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 10am - 4pm

Wednesday: 10am - 4pm

Thursday: 10am - 4pm

Friday: 10am - 4.30pm

Saturday: 10am - 1pm

Sunday: Closed


Monday 26 February - 2.30pm at the Museum

Matt Skinner will be talking to us about The Fishermans Mission


Please join us to hear more about The Fishermans Mission who provide a lifeline of welfare and support to Fishermen and their families. Entry is free to Members and £3 to non-members. Everyone is welcome!

DATES: Thursday 1 March, Friday 2 March, Saturday 3 March 2018


A Festival Celebrating Storytelling and Writing on the English Riviera to celebrate 'World Book Day', Brixham Heritage Museum, Torre Abbey Museum and Torquay Museum will be hosting a weekend of events, tours, talks and presentations with the theme of 'Sharing Stories'


All events are FREE to attend and we are sure you will find something of interest for both adults and children. All are welcome, there is no need to book, just come along and join us on the day!

Thank you to all those that atttended our first Quiz of 2018 on Sat. 5 Feb. It was a fun evening and a good fundraisier. Please make a note of future Quiz dates when we hope you will join us!

Future Quiz Dates: Saturday 31 March, 26 May, 28 July 2018.

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

A big thank you to everyone that joined us at The Edge on Mon. 5. Feb for the launch of this fascinating Project which is run by Encounters Arts, funded by HFL and is working in partnership with Brixham Heritage Museum. 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 call Shelley on Tel: 07707498689




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" is a compilation of moments in time, when Brixham boys wrote back from the front during World War One.


  • "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

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