Here is a short description of each of the main galleries in the museum.
You may like to also view a slideshow of photos of our galleries.
- Brixham Bone Caverns
- This introduces visitors to Brixham's beginnings, displaying the formation of the caverns, animals which lived in the ice age and fossils found within the caverns.
- Fisherman's Cottage
- A reconstruction of the crowded conditions which would have been the norm for fishing families around 1900s.
- Old Brixham Photos
- A selection of our many photographs.
- Police Cell
- Reflecting the buildings' heritage as a Police Station built in 1902, we have an original cell containing a prisoner and a policeman in uniform.
- ARP Station
- Having a model volunteer warden and an air raid siren triggered by a wall button.
- World Wars I and II
- Interesting items from this time, including uniforms, gas masks and mementoes.
- Maritime Room
- This shows Brixham's maritime heritage with model boats, boatbuilding tools, unusual catches and fishing equipment.
- Lifeboat and Coastguard Station Display
- An area including models and photographs.
- Victorian House and Nursery
- Reproduction of a middleclass parlour, with a nursery containing a range of old toys, dolls and clothes.
- The Arcade
- Containing three shop windows displaying a chemist's, a cobbler's and a grocery store, together with a collection of agricultural equipment.
- The Brixham Fire Service
- Showing uniform, helmets and information about the old fire insurance system.
- Berry Head Barracks
- A Napoleonic soldier and cannon guard the area which illustrates the lives of the soldiers and their families on Berry Head and displays finds made by our archaeological team.
- Recent Archaeological Finds
- Finds from Berry Head spanning prehistoric times to World War II
- Lupton House Display
- Displaying finds from Lupton House recovered by our archaeological team and by children from the former Gramercy Hall School.
- Lacemaking and Theatre Displays
- Brixham's Old Urban District Council
- Displaying the Mayor's Gown and regalia.
- Schools' Display
- Photographs of children at local schools from the 19th and early 20th century are displayed on a screen.
- Toy Display
- Originally set up for the Museum's 50th anninversary, this display was retained due to great interest by the public in these toys from the 1950s.
- British Seamen's Boys' Home
- Showing various items donated from the band which paraded through Brixham's streets every Sunday morning.
- William of Orange
- The famous "invasion" by the Dutch Prince (later King William II) is explained and illustrated.
- The Railway Room (Edward Phillips' Gallery)
- In here you find the model railway depicting the Brixham Branch Line circa 1947. There is also a Brixham medical history display, a Brixham Artillery Volunteers' display, a church display and many children's activities.