Topsham Museum Opens 24th June 2021
We are very pleased to confirm we will be opening the Museum for the 2021 season on Thursday 24th. We had hoped restrictions would have been lifted but planned fully in case they had to continue. Please be assured we will be following COVID safe proceedures, with a one-way system and all our volunteers and vistors will be wearing masks (unless excempt). Social distancing will also be in place inside the Museum and in the Tea Room with enhanced cleaning and extra volunteers on duty. Initially we will be open every Thursday-Sunday between 2pm-5pm. We are very much looking forward to welcoming new and returning visitors to our beautiful Museum and gardens to see our facinating exhibits, enjoy a cream tea or coffee and cake and explore our gift shop!
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.
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