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Topsham Museum 2021

We are busy planning for our  2021 Season, the exact date for opening the Museum will be confimed once the current situation becomes clearer. We have many opportunities for you to remain in contact whilst we are closed. For the latest information see the News and Events pages or Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 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!

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

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.