Women at Work

The Museum’s main 2018 exhibition celebrates a series of remarkable women connected to Topsham. Some were internationally known while others played a lower key role in their community, but in their own way, they all made a lasting impact. It is fitting that the museum should mount this exhibition in the centenary year of women (some of them) first achieving the vote – and we remember Mrs Frood of Topsham, who was particularly active in the suffragist movement.

So, come along and find out about Tryphena Gale (cousin of the writer Thomas Hardy), lace makers, a very busy midwife, pub landladies, painters and many other women. Learn what connection the missionary Mary Slessor had with Topsham and see some lovely old photographs of women shop keepers.

The Exhibition opens on Saturday 31st March and will remain on display until mid-August.