August 2021 activities for children at Brixham Heritage Museum

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.

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There are wonderful activities for children at the museum every day it is open, Tuesday to Sunday, during August 2021. There are also wonderful supervised craft activities:

Saturday 7 and Tuesday 10 August – mornings 11:00 to 13:00 and afternoons 13:30 to 15:00

Tuesday 24 and Thursday 26 August – mornings 11:00 to 13:00 and afternoons 13:30 to 15:00

FREE: no charge

view / download the poster / flyer – you can print it, display it, forward it, hand it out

photograph by Gracey C
photograph by Gracey C
thank-you notes and letters
photograph by Gracey C
photograph by Gracey C
photograph by Gracey C
photograph by Gracey C

Are you a teacher, educationalist or school manager? Maybe you are a parent or carer and would like to suggest an activity for your child’s school. Please read on.

Brixham Heritage Museum Schools’ Programme

Visits outside the classroom enable children to grow in confidence and consolidate their learning.

Our museum guards Brixham’s heritage and tells the town’s story from prehistory to the present day.

We offer a range of schools’ group activities, workshops and tours on a variety of topics that have been significant in the locality and meet the requirements of The National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2.

We bring the curriculum alive by engaging children with the museum’s collections through role play, handling real and replica objects, craft activities, poetry, storytelling, archaeology, guided tours and questionnaires.

Our workshops:

  • Brixham – prehistory to modern times, Ice Age animals in Brixham
  • the town’s maritime heritage – the fishing industry, including the role played by women, ship building, sail and rope making, the harbour and the fish quay
  • exploration and discovery, the building of The Mayflower 2, Tudor explorers
  • William of Orange and the Stuart inheritance
  • the story of Berry Head Fort in the Napoleonic War
  • the Victorian era, through the story of a local girl, Priscilla Shrives, the daughter of Rev Francis Lyte’s coachman who lived in a cottage on Berry Head
  • Brixham’s role in the two world wars
soldiers on customs duty apprehend smuggler: what's in the cask? - posed by models
soldiers on customs duty apprehend a smuggler: what’s in the cask? – posed by models

Get in touch with our Education Officer to discuss how workshops and activities can be designed around your class topics or texts and create the best programme for you and your students.

Current charges for school visits: £2 per child for sessions at the museum and £2.50 per child for off-site and in-school activities.

Teachers and helpers: no charge.

You are welcome to bring the children on self-guided visits which we can support with age-appropriate questionnaires, available for a small donation.

We look forward to welcoming you to the museum soon.

phone: 01803 856267
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Brixham Heritage Museum
Brixham Heritage Museum