Happy Christmas & All Good Wishes for 2021

We would like to thank all our volunteers, members and everyone in the community for your support during this very difficult year. We hope you are able to enjoy your Christmas and very much look forward to a 2021 that is much brighter for everyone. If you take a walk along the Strand do take…

Topsham Trails

Topsham Trails is a new leaflet offering 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…

Christmas Cards available in Topsham

A big thank you to The Salutation in Topsham for kindly offering to sell our very popular Christmas cards. Locals you can now easily buy them in Topsham. You can also order/pick them up along with the Lockdown Fox book from 21 Victoria Road-please ring bell-cash only please. The online shop is also available for…

Shop Online for Christmas!

We’re happy to announce that the Museum’s online shop will continue to operate during lockdown. With the challenges that Christmas shopping will inevitably bring this year, we have lots of present ideas including many Topsham-themed goods available at great prices. Take a look and get organised early while we still have stock! Our Lockdown Fox…

Shop and Tea Room Gift Vouchers 

New £500-£10.00 Shop and Tea Room Vouchers now available A gift for the person who has everything! The voucher is not time-expired, so although the museum is currently closed it will be ideal for when we re-open and thereafter. Clink on the link to buy online:https://shop.topshammuseum.org.uk/product-category/gift-vouchers/  

The Lockdown Fox Christmas Cards Available Now!

Following the huge success of The Lockdown Fox illustrated story book, Phil Keen has created a magical Christmas card for the Museum to sell. Available at our stall at Matthews Hall Saturday Market on 3rd, 17th and 31st October. christmas card poster Or you can buy from our online shop https://shop.topshammuseum.org.uk/product-category/topsham-christmas-cards/    

Are you sitting comfortably? 

Vivien Leigh bought this chairs as a reminder of the theatre she loved and later, it was given to her sister-in-law, Dorothy Holman, for the museum she’d opened in her house in Topsham. This red velvet theatre chair is upstairs in the Museum. Miss Holman, who started the museum in the 1960s, often sat in it,…

Schooldays

It’s back to school time.  This year it will all be a little different, but things could be worse!  We’ve been looking at Topsham schools’ logbooks held in the museum . . . Kept children round the fire, obliged to depart from routine and do what numbed fingers would allow.  Too cold to hold a…

New Online Shop

Browse our New Museum shop! We are delighted to announce that our new online shop is now open. A selection of gifts with a local flavour, museum books, including the Lockdown Fox, pamphlets and much, much more on our website (click the green button at the top our Home Page) or directly https://shop.topshammuseum.org.uk/

The Lockdown Fox

After seeing a fox in Topsham one night during lockdown Phil Keen was inspired to paint different scenes of a fox about town. This has now developed into a charming picture book, The Lockdown Fox, written and illustrated by Phil Keen that will appeal to both children and adults. Phil is a valued member of…