The Brixham Heritage Museum was founded in 1958 to preserve and share the history of Brixham, an important fishing town on the south Devon coast. The museum is housed in the former police station, which was built in 1902. The ground floor of the building originally housed cells, while the second floor was a flat for the sergeant’s family.
The museum’s collection includes exhibits on the history of Brixham’s fishing industry, its role in the Napoleonic Wars, and its local geology. There are also exhibits on the town’s social history, including a reconstructed Victorian parlour and nursery.
- The museum’s collection includes over 10,000 objects, including fishing nets, boats, and maritime models.
- The museum also has a library and archive, which are open to researchers by appointment.
- The museum offers a variety of educational programs for children and adults, including school visits, family activities, and guided tours.