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…

All New Full Colour Guide Available Now

This beautiful book, with rich colour photography, guides you room by room through Topsham Museum at 25 Strand.  It tells the story of Topsham from prehistory to the present day and introduces some of the people who made the town their home.  This full colour guide shows 48 pages of Museum images and also includes…

Another Topsham Character

ROY WHEELER (1914-2008) Does anyone remember Roy? When the Museum re-opens do come and listen to the recordings he made. Roy was born and lived his whole life in Topsham. He has been called ‘a true Topsham gentleman’ and was heavily involved in local life. He was a pupil at Topsham School and later a…

Topsham Characters

TRYPHENA GALE (NÉE SPARKS) 1851 – 1890 Tryphena Sparks was born in Dorset and was the cousin and sweetheart of the young Thomas Hardy. After attending Stockwell Training College she became headmistress of Plymouth Day School. She married Charles Frederick Gale, a Topsham publican, in 1877. They lived at the South Western Tavern (now the…

New – a Virtual Tour!

We are delighted to offer you the opportunity to explore the Museum on any day and at any time, despite the Covid-19 restrictions. As part of the Keeping the Spark Alive initiative we have been working with a local specialist company (The Virtual Tour Company) to create this online tour. The tour covers all the rooms in…