We hope you can join us for our first Zoom Lecture next Tuesday 27th April 2021 starting at 11 am. The Golden Age of Children’s Book Illustration, by Emma Laws Tickets are free and are available from Eventbrite now click on the link to get a ticket or set a reminder:
Topsham Museum Opens 24th June 2021
We are very pleased to announce that we plan to open the Museum from Thursday 24th June 2021. We have chosen this date in the hope that restrictions will be lifted or minimal by then. We intend to open from Thursday-Sunday between 2pm-5pm. We are planning new events, talks and displays and we are still welcoming new volunteers to help with these. Thank you for your on-going support. We look forward to welcoming you back!
We are excited to announce the launch of our new virtual tour, you can access it by clicking on the tab at the top of the page.
Topsham Trails 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
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.