VE DAY Memories

Do you or anyone you know remember VE Day in Topsham? If so, would you/they be willing to talk to a museum volunteer on the telephone and tell them about it? We’re collecting memories now, and will share them on Friday 8 May, the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Please send a message via Facebook…

A View From My Window

We are living in unprecedented times. Nationally, and locally, we are experiencing something no one has ever experienced before and individuals, businesses and the community are reacting in extraordinary ways. In twenty or fifty years time, our children and grandchildren will ask us what it was like. What did you do all day? How did…

The Museum Comes To Town Sunday 19 January 

There will be a special free event at Matthews Hall, Topsham on Sunday 19th January. If you find it difficult to get to Topsham Museum on the Strand, this is your opportunity to have a look at some of the displays that can be seen there. Or perhaps it will whet your appetite to visit…

New Volunteers Coffee Morning Wednesday 22nd January

If you are interested in finding out more about the various volunteering opportunities available at the Museum please come for coffee/tea and a chat on Wednesday  22nd January. There are many different ways you can get involved, even if you only have a few hours to spare, volunteering at the Museum is very flexible and…

Lunchtime Lecture: Tuesday 24 September Victorian Dressmakers

We look forward to welcoming Shelley Tobin in September to speak about the Victorian Dressmaker. Shelly works at RAMM in Exeter, as Assistant Curator (Dress & Textiles), which she combines with her role as National Trust Costume Curator at Killerton House. She has worked in the museum/heritage sector for over 25 years, specialising in textiles and…

HMS Terror Exciting News!

HMS Terror has been in the news over the past few days following evidence recovered from beneath Canada’s Arctic Ocean. The ship disappeared in 1845 with all crew lost  after a doomed Northwest Passage attempt. The ship was found 168 years later. On Wednesday 28th August 2019 researchers announced the results of their study, which included…

Join The Club Event 

The Museum is very pleased to be taking part in the ‘Join The Club’ event in September organised by Love Topsham. We will be having a stand in Matthews Hall on Thursday 5thSeptember where we look forward to having a chat with you about the Museum. On Saturday and Sunday between 2-5 pm you are…