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…

Paddleboat Theatre Performance & Workshop  9th August

Topsham Museum will be hosting a performance and workshop by the Paddleboat Theatre.  Designed for all the family this performance is about the journalist Clare Hollingworth. From the busy newspaper offices in London to the frontline during World War II, this globe-trotting and playful show embarks on a tale of daring, intrigue and an invasion that would…

Lunchtime Lecture: The Fine Art of Photography 30 July 2019

The fourth lecture of the season on Tuesday, 30th July, is by Lucilla Phelps FRPS FBIPP. Ms Phelps was formerly Principal Photographer with Sotheby’s Auctioneers photographing fine art for the auction catalogues before retiring to Budleigh Salterton. The presentation will include images from many auctions at home and abroad, including Sotheby’s Bond Street, German castles,…

Lunchtime Lecture: The Veitch Legacy by Caradoc Day 25th June 2019

Caradoc Doy is a Horticulturalist and Topsham resident. He was born in Herefordshire but grew up here in Topsham, Caradoc worked initially at Seabrook Garden Centre whilst studying at Bicton College of Agriculture. He then undertook a three-year Diploma course in horticulture in Worcestershire. During the next ten years he worked at a variety of…

Lunchtime Lecture: The River Exe Over Time 28th May 2019

The River Exe over time by Jenny Bennett Jenny Bennett was brought up in Devon, but worked in public libraries in the Home Counties for over 25 years. After obtaining an Open University degree in Geology and Chemistry Jenny worked part time as an OU tutor in Geology and in 2000 took the plunge to…

Tea Room: Love Topsham Offer

We are very pleased to announce our “offer” as part of the new Love Topsham card scheme. From the 5thMay anyone with a Love Topsham card who buys a piece of cake will receive a free tea or coffee. This specific offer will initially run until the end of June.  As well as promoting the…

30 April 2019 Mayflower 400 Legend & Legacy

Lecture by Jo Loosemoore Doors open at 10.45 am and the lecture will start at 11.30 am or earlier if we are full. Coffee is served from 10.45 am. Soup with Crusty Bread or Ploughman’s Lunch is served after the lecture. These talks are popular, so please arrive in good time. Radio maker, history finder,…

Free Easter Egg Trail for Children

Do come along to our free Easter Egg Trail for children on Saturday 20th April, Sunday 21st April or Monday 22nd April. The trail is inside the Museum, just pick up a photo sheet and pencil when you come in, then follow the photos and tick them off as you go. When you get back you…

The Countess Wear Paper Mill

The Countess Wear Paper Mill The Museum’s main 2019 exhibition explores the history of paper making. The Countess Wear Mill, on an island in the River Exe, is now shrouded in greenery and home to roosting bats, but it was once a busy factory ringing with the noise of heavy machinery. Old clothes, sailcloth and…