Monthly Archives: May 2014

Our Schools Programs


Brixham Heritage Museum reveals life in Brixham from Prehistory to the present day. A great deal is packed into a small space. “Like a Tardis” is how many visitors describe us.

Sessions appropriate for a local study or on specific themes based on the National Curriculum Programmes of Study in History and Literacy are run by the curator, Dr Phillip Armitage and Janet Pettit, a recently retired primary school deputy head.

We aim to engage children with history through drama and role play, handling real and replica objects, art and craft activities, poetry, story telling, guided tours and questionnaires.
We provide activities in the museum, at a real archaeological dig on Berry Head and (coming in 2015) a reconstructed World War 1 trench. We also have links with other sites and Educational Providers in Brixham.

Examples of sessions:
Fishing, ship building and rope making
Children in the Victorian Era, the life of a local girl, Priscilla Shrives.
World War I – the affect on fishing, life in the trenches
World War II, daily life, evacuees and rationing
Egyptian cats and food
Napoleonic Berry Head
Ice Age Brixham

Contact us to discuss how museum workshops and activities can be designed around your school’s topics or literacy texts.
Tel: 01803 856267
Charges: £2 per child for 1 ½ hour sessions at the museum and £2.50 per child for off-site and in-school activities. Teachers and helpers no charge.

Our preferred day for school visits is Monday when we are closed to the public.