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Brixham Battery Heritage Group & Museum

We are a group of passionate volunteers who maintain the former coastal artillery battery based in Brixham, Devon. We have an excellent free entry military museum with a range of WW2 (and earlier) artefacts and exhibits; including a genuine wartime Anderson Shelter, naval and anti-aircraft guns. We also have a shop selling Battery souvenirs, militaria, books and toys!

Here you can keep up to date with our open days, new improvements to the museum and battery buildings and see photos of our special events.

We are always collecting new items of interest (especially with a local connection). If you have something you would like to share whether it be memories of Brixham from the war or an interesting object, please come and see us or get in touch!

If you would like to get in contact with us about anything, you can either use the contact form on the website or find us on Facebook via the button below

We are also always looking to recruit new volunteers to help us with our work. If you have an interest in military history or are just keen to preserve an important part of WW2 British history then we would love to hear from you!

“Brixham Battery – A window on the war”

“Brixham Battery – A window on the war” features some of our tireless volunteers as they showcase the work being done to preserve the wonderful site we have at Brixham as well as lauding the extensive collection in our museum.

Please feel free to share the video! We take great pride in being the custodians of one of the finest remaining emergency coastal artillery batteries in the country and we rely on the generosity of our visitors to help continue improving and maintaining the site for future generations to enjoy!

Produced by John Tomkins at Emberlense Productions (2023)


We are always looking to welcome new volunteers! We have plenty of opportunities to join and support the ongoing conservation of the Battery:

We have a wide variety of WW2 roles represented on our Special Event Days and if you are a reenactor (or would like to find out more about getting involved) then please come down and speak to our volunteers. If you have a display we would love for you to join us and bring WW2 history to life with us!

Maintenance Team
Our team has a diverse skill set which covers many aspects of the ongoing maintenance of the site. If you enjoy working with your hands, have a skill in a trade or are a dab hand with a paint brush then we can always use more help! We have regular work days throughout the year where we conduct maintenance and improvements to the site. We are always looking to restore and preserve more of the site so join us and be part of something big and excitement. It’s not “all work no play”. We also have a great social aspect to the group with morning breakfast meetings and group trips away to 40s events and militaria shows.

Even if you don’t fancy dressing up in uniform or getting invovled with the maintainence, we always need extra hands for our regular opening hours and Special Event Days. We are fortunate to be the custodians of an important military site as well as an extensive museum. If you have an interest in history (especially local history) then we would love to welcome you to the team! We know that everyone has busy lives and we don’t expect everyone to attend every open day. We want you to get as much out as you put in. We are a passionate group working together with a common aim. If that sounds like something you want to be a part of, get in touch with us today!

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