news and events

we’re open
The museum is now open Tuesday to Saturday, 11:00 to 14:00.

Glen Gardner at Brixham Heritage Museum

Local man joins Brixham Heritage Museum
Glen Gardner has become the latest trustee to join Brixham Heritage Museum.
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Torbay public artwork planned as a permanent tribute to Agatha Christie
Torbay Council has announced a shortlist of five artists to make a public artwork as a permanent tribute to Agatha Christie. The list includes Brixham sculptor Elisabeth Hadley – see the image on the left – who previously made the Man and Boy sculpture at Brixham harbour, near to the museum. A public vote, which ended on Sunday 16 January 2022, was run to select an artist to make the artwork.

BHM winter closure
The museum is closed until Tuesday 22 February 2022.

Agatha Christie trail
A new trail at Brixham Heritage Museum reveals Agatha Christie’s previously unexplored links to Brixham including how she was inspired to create Hercule Poirot, and the contribution made by her husband Max Mallowan to Brixham’s Home Guard during WW2.

The trail has now closed.

Autumn Fayre 2021

Brixham Heritage Museum Autumn Fayre
took place on Saturday 20 November 2021, 10 am to 2 pm at the museum
• 10:00 to 14:00
• large tombola with many fantastic prizes
• books, bric-a-brac and more
• view the poster

The Golden Lion, Brixham

The Golden Lion quiz night – end of an era
The Golden Lion pub held the last ever quiz night with Geoff and Lynn as proprietors on 29 August 2021. They have donated all profits from the quiz nights this year to Brixham Heritage Museum. A four person team representing the museum were the winners. The Golden Lion was first opened in 1838 and the first proprietor was Henry Matthews. During the 19th century beer brewed using hops grown in the surrounding fields was supplied to pubs in the town. Geoff and Lynn have sold the pub and are retiring.

August 2021 activities for children
More than thirty children attended six sessions of craft activities, making sea creatures from recycled and other materials. Trails, puzzles and toys continue to be available for children to access during their visit to the museum.

book and DVD sale

book and DVD sale
Saturday 24 July 2021, 10:00 to 13:00
The Friends of Brixham Heritage Museum presented a book and DVD sale at Brixham Heritage Museum, Bolton Cross, New Road, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 8LZ, UK. Proceeds were in aid of the museum. Watch this space for future sales and other Friends news and events.

The museum re-opened on 1 June 2021 after a winter of COVID-19 restrictions.

Brixham Books and Bards
1 to 3 June 2021