This Lecture will take place at Matthews Hall, 11.30 doors open for 12 pm start. The lecture by Julia Tremlett is about the National Garden Scheme since its founding, the charities it supports, and describes some of the NGS gardens in Devon. Julia Tremlett was the treasurer for the NGS. She has been opening her gardens…

Fish and Ships: A play in a Day Paddleboat Theatre Tuesday 17th August

A free family event for children 6-12 with a parent/guardian 10am-4.00pm. We are excited to announce this special event for children aged 6-12 years old, accompanied by a parent/guardian. There are limited places for 20 children with 20 adults to ensure we comply with any COVID restrictions still in place. If restrictions are lifted we…

Thursday 24th June: Opening Day for 2021 Season

The covers are off at long last! We are delighted to confirm the Museum will be opening its doors to new and returning visitors on Thursday 24th June. Considerable preparation has gone into ensuring we are able to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone visiting the Museum. We would like to thank our…

Miniature Garden Competition for Children

Half-Term Event on Monday 31st May: Create a Miniature Garden – for Children aged 3-11 years. Children are invited to bring a miniature garden they have made, on a plate or in a plant pot, to the Riverside Garden at the Museum. Gates will be open from 10am, they will register their name with a…

Art & Advertising

The second Museum Lecture of the season is ‘Art & Advertising’ by John Francis on 25th May at 11 am. Tickets are free for this Zoom Lecture and are  available from Eventbrite , click on the link for more information, to get a ticket or set a reminder: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/topsham-museum-talk-art-and-advertising-tickets-150052269377 We may be inclined to think art and advertising are…

The Golden Age of Children’s Book Illustration

 We hope you can join us for our first Zoom Lecture on 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: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/topsham-museum-lecture-the-golden-age-of-childrens-literature-emma-laws-tickets-141167011331

Easter Surprise!

Take a walk along the Strand this Easter and have a look through the windows in the main gate of the Museum……

HMS Terror: built in Topsham now a TV Drama series

The Terror is an exciting Drama/Horror series that starts on BBC 2 on Wednesday 3rd March 2021. Named after the 2007 novel by Dan Simmons, it was developed by David Kajganich and is a fictionalized account of Captain Sir John Franklin’s expedition to the Arctic in 1845–1848. The series is inspired by true events and is a fictionalised…

Dorothy Holman: A Lady of Determination & Vision

Dorothy Holman bought 25 Strand in 1938 and during the war she housed evacuees. After the war she started a youth club in the sail loft which ran for 20 years! In 1967 she decided she was ‘too old and tired’ to continue with the youth club so repurposed the sail loft as a small…