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Pilgrim Open Day

Visit Pilgrim – Free Guided Tours

We welcome visitors to Pilgrim on our public Open Days, or by prior arrangement for School or College visits and for Clubs and Private Groups.

Pilgrim is the oldest surviving trawler built and rigged in Brixham. Visitors can come aboard and see how they did things in 1895 and explore Brixham’s unique fishing and sailing heritage. 

2024 Open Day Dates

  • Sunday 14th April
  • Monday 6th May
  • Sunday 19th May
  • Monday 27th May
  • Wednesday 31st July
  • Monday 26th August
  • Sunday 15th September

Opening times are usually 10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm

Our Tour Guides will tell you all about Pilgrim and the part she played in the fishing industry in late Victorian Brixham. You will also be able to find out what Pilgrim did and where she went for 87 years between 1912 and when she returned to Brixham in 1999. After that there’s the amazing story of her restoration and her travels since she started sailing again in 2013.


Pilgrim Open Day
One of our Pilgrim Open Days

Visitors are also welcome to go down below and see how Pilgrim is fitted out to accommodate our sailing guests today.

If you have a school or college group or a club or association and would like to visit Pilgrim on a private tour please call us and we’ll see what we can arrange to suit your programme. Tel: +44 (0) 1803 858148.

Pilgrim is owned and operated by the Pilgrim Heritage Sailing Foundation, a registered charity and run by volunteers. We sail the delightful coasts of Devon and Cornwall, cruise to the Channel Islands and beautiful Brittany and also out to the stunning Isles of Scilly. 



Pilgrim School visit
‘Squeeze up in the stern’ Eden Park Primary Academy on Pilgrim of Brixham

Location – we are on the Town Pontoon in Brixham Harbour opposite the Prince William Pub. Postcode TQ5 9BP. Parking – park in the Breakwater car park or in the Marina multi-story which are both on Berry Head Road. Walk down onto the foreshore back towards Brixham, past the Lifeboat Station and the Marina entrance and keep going until you see the Town Pontoon. Pilgrim’s tall masts and characteristic style will be there for you to explore.

Public Transport – Take the No 12. bus from Torquay seafront or Paignton Train Station and alight at the Brixham terminus. Follow signs down to the harbour and walk towards Breakwater and you’ll soon see Pilgrim on the town pontoon in all her glory! Alternatively take the ferry from Torquay Harbour and you’ll pass Pilgrim on your way in – just walk round the harbour to the other side when you disembark the ferry.