Welcome

Topsham Museum is Open until Sunday 31st October 2021

Following a very successful opening and summer season we look forward to welcoming visitors into the autumn. We are open every Thursday-Sunday between 2pm-5pm. 

As well as our regular facinating exhibits this  will be the last opportunity you have to visit our 2021 Market Garden Exhibition. Come and enjoy a cream tea in our beautiful garden or inside in the Tea Room. Our shop has lots of lovely gifts still available and we expect Phil Keen’s 2021 Christmas Card to be available from the 1st October!  

We are recommending that everyone follows Government guidance on face coverings, hand hygiene and maintaining space where possible. In order to protect other visitors and our volunteers please wear a mask inside the Museum unless exempt.

The one-way route around the Museum will be kept in place.  Increased ventilation along with enhanced cleaning will continue. Orders for the Tea Room & Garden will continue to be taken outside at the open stable door unless the garden is closed due to poor weather, in which case orders will be taken at your table. 

Topsham Museum

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.

Virtual Tour

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 

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