Temporary Closure

Topsham Museum is now closed, we regret that the opening of the 2020 season has been deferred indefinitely because of the Covid-19 pandemic. All our events have been cancelled or postponed, please see the News and Events page for more details. We are already working on providing opportunities for you to engage with the Museum and remain in contact during these difficult times. We will provide regular updates on this website and through social media on Facebook and Twitter.

Thank you for your on-going support

We look forward to welcoming you back in the future

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.