Free Crown Making Workshop on Monday 30th May

 Work alongside artist Alistair Lambert to design and create boat inspired Jubilee Crowns. Make yourself some regal headgear to be proud of. Join us as we upcycle silver cartons into platinum headdresses fit for a Queen or King! You could then show off your amazing creations at the Topsham Jubilee celebrations in early June. Get…

Story Time at the Museum for Pre-School Children

Local story tellers will be sharing stories designed for pre-school children and their parents, grandparents or carers. Our next session will be at the Museum on Tuesday, 3rd May from 10.30-11.30 am. Our very own trustee Alan Caig, (of Estuary Players fame), will be telling the story of the Big Salmon. If the weather is…

Travel in Devon before the Railways by Alan Rosevear

Museum Lecture at Matthews Hall on Tuesday 26th April 12 noon start (Doors open 11.45 am) An exploration of inland travel before the railway age. This will draw on recent studies of travel diaries and commentaries from the late 17th century to mid-19th century, covering the transition from saddle horse to carriage, parish roads to…

New Book Topsham & Sugar

During the 17th to 19th centuries, Topsham was a busy seaport and had many connections with slavery plantations in the Americas. These links are explored in a new book, Topsham & Sugar, available from Topsham Museum, Topsham Bookshop, RAMM shop or online. An exhibition at RAMM, In Plain Sight: Transatlantic Slavery and Devon runs until…

An Inland Haven-the story of the Exeter ship canal

Just across the river from Topsham is the historic Exeter Ship Canal.  Five miles long, it opened in 1566 and was the first canal to be built in Britain since Roman times.  Its story hinges on the enormous profits to be made from the production of woollen cloth and the trading rivalry between the ports…

Museum Lectures at Matthews Hall: 12 noon start (Doors open 11.45)

Our full list of lectures for our 2022 season are listed below: Tuesday 26th April Travel in Devon before the Railways by Alan Rosevear Tuesday 31st May Aerial Archaeology by Bill Horner (President Devon Archaeological Society) Tuesday 28th June The Vikings in the West Country by Derek Gore Tuesday 26th July Reframing Vivien Leigh by…

Mother’s Day Special Afternoon Tea Sunday 27th March

Before the Museum opens for the season, we have a very special event planned for Mothering Sunday. We are inviting people to book a  full afternoon tea, this will include finger sandwiches, cakes, scones and cream along with one or two other delicious goodies. You can select the time you would like your tea; we will…

 The Dunsford Lecture,‘The Grand Tour’ by Jeremy Black on Thursday 20th January at Matthews Hall Doors open 7.00 pm for 7.30pm start.

 The Dunsford Lecture,‘The Grand Tour’ by Jeremy Black on Thursday 20th January at Matthews Hall Doors open 6.45 for 7.30 start. Following the very well received Oboussier Lecture last November we are very pleased to welcome Professor Jeremy Black who will be speaking about ‘The Grand Tour’. Jeremy Black is a well-known author and former history…