Half-Term Family Art Event on Friday 25th October

James Lake, sculptor and artist, will lead a ‘Drop In’ family event for children aged 5 – 11 years old and young at heart adults. The theme this time is ‘Birds’ and James will be presenting various different activities to explore. There is no charge but a donation to the Museum would be appreciated. The…

Lunchtime Lecture: Tuesday 24 September Victorian Dressmakers

We look forward to welcoming Shelley Tobin in September to speak about the Victorian Dressmaker. Shelly works at RAMM in Exeter, as Assistant Curator (Dress & Textiles), which she combines with her role as National Trust Costume Curator at Killerton House. She has worked in the museum/heritage sector for over 25 years, specialising in textiles and…

HMS Terror Exciting News!

HMS Terror has been in the news over the past few days following evidence recovered from beneath Canada’s Arctic Ocean. The ship disappeared in 1845 with all crew lost  after a doomed Northwest Passage attempt. The ship was found 168 years later. On Wednesday 28th August 2019 researchers announced the results of their study, which included…

Join The Club Event 

The Museum is very pleased to be taking part in the ‘Join The Club’ event in September organised by Love Topsham. We will be having a stand in Matthews Hall on Thursday 5thSeptember where we look forward to having a chat with you about the Museum. On Saturday and Sunday between 2-5 pm you are…

Paddleboat Theatre Performance & Workshop  9th August

Topsham Museum will be hosting a performance and workshop by the Paddleboat Theatre.  Designed for all the family this performance is about the journalist Clare Hollingworth. From the busy newspaper offices in London to the frontline during World War II, this globe-trotting and playful show embarks on a tale of daring, intrigue and an invasion that would…

Lunchtime Lecture: The Fine Art of Photography 30 July 2019

The fourth lecture of the season on Tuesday, 30th July, is by Lucilla Phelps FRPS FBIPP. Ms Phelps was formerly Principal Photographer with Sotheby’s Auctioneers photographing fine art for the auction catalogues before retiring to Budleigh Salterton. The presentation will include images from many auctions at home and abroad, including Sotheby’s Bond Street, German castles,…

Lunchtime Lecture: The Veitch Legacy by Caradoc Day 25th June 2019

Caradoc Doy is a Horticulturalist and Topsham resident. He was born in Herefordshire but grew up here in Topsham, Caradoc worked initially at Seabrook Garden Centre whilst studying at Bicton College of Agriculture. He then undertook a three-year Diploma course in horticulture in Worcestershire. During the next ten years he worked at a variety of…