Topsham Museum will reopen in Spring 2021
We have many opportunities for you to remain in contact during 2020. For the latest information see the News and Events pages or Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We are planning new events, talks and displays and are still welcoming new volunteers to help with these. Thank you for your on-going support. We look forward to welcoming you back in 2021
Topsham Trails July 2020
Topsham Trails is a new leaflet offering 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!
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 with displays giving a timeline of the town’s general history. Much of the Museum’s focus is 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, wildlife of the Exe Estuary and memorabilia of the film star Vivien Leigh.