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…

Views of Old Countess Wear

Views of Old Countess Wear Have you ever wondered where Glasshouse Lane gets its name? Come along to the Tea Room and see the collection of photos, prints and original paintings of Countess Wear. Look for the lime kilns by the beach and spot the ‘glasshouses’ – 30m high cones where wine bottles were made…

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…

Saturday March 30th: Spring Forward into the New Season

On Saturday March 30th at 2 pm The Museum is opening for the new season. This is a double celebration as it co-incides with Topsham’s Spring Forward Saturday Event. This is a special day of celebrating the beginning of Spring, with live music, one-day-only offers from shops and lots of goodies from the many places to…

Coffee & Chat for New Volunteers on Tuesday 5th February at 10am

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. 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 you can fit it…

Museum Shop Christmas Shopping

The Museum shop is having a table at the Saturday Market in Matthews Hall on Dec 1 from 8.30 – 1.00. This will be a good opportunity to do some Christmas shopping whilst supporting the museum at the same time. You can also find us at Topsham’s Christmas Shopping Night on Tuesday 4 Dec, 6pm til late where we…

Museum closes this year on Wednesday October 31st 2018

The Museum closes this year on Wednesday 31st October 2018 apart from three special days in November to commemorate the end of the World War One. Please see the separate post about ‘Winter Opening’ for more information about these days and the times we are open. We hope you are able to visit before the Museum…

Thursday November 15th Christmas Market at Matthews Hall 10 am-12pm

We will be bringing lots of wonderful gift items from the Museum Shop. Along with cakes, savouries and preserves there will be a Pre-Loved Stall and Raffle. Other stall holders will also be selling a variety of gifts, so do invite friends and neighbours to do their Christmas shopping and chat over a coffee and mince…

Winter Opening in November

The Museum will be open for extra days during November from 2.00-4.00pm on the following dates: Sunday 4th  November: Whole Museum open including the tea room and shop. Friday 9th  November: WW1 Exhibition and old kitchen only, entrance-main front door. Sunday 11th:November: WW1 Exhibition, old kitchen, tea room and shop open, entrance-main front door.