The Museum is housed in one of a group of late 17th century buildings overlooking the Exe Estuary. Visitors can enjoy the furnished period rooms of the original Merchant’s House and the Sail Loft. Displays give a timeline of the town’s general history with much of the Museum’s focus on Topsham’s maritime history, with its role as a trade port and ship building centre. Exhibits also include unique historic river craft, local trades and organisations and wildlife of the Exe Estuary. You can also see memorabilia of the film star Vivien Leigh and discover why these can be found in Topsham Museum.
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This very popular leaflet offers two walking trails of Topsham with historical information, picture puzzles for children and an inviting pictorial map by Phil Keen. The leaflet is written and published by Topsham Museum and funded by Devon County Council. You can pick up your free copy from the leaflet box attached to the Museum’s Riverside Garden gate and will be available from local outlets. So, find your walking shoes and pick up a leaflet! Or you can download a PDF