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…

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…

Visit the Museum online

The 2021 Market Gardens exhibition has been packed away at the end of the season. But you can still see it online. Just click on young Gordon May picking fruit. Note: We regret that versions of Safari running on some older iPads will not display the online exhibit.

November 18th Christmas Market at Matthews Hall 10am-1pm

On Thursday 18th November between 10 am-1pm the Museum will be holding our Christmas Market at Matthews Hall. We are so pleased to be able to have this event again this year. We look foward to welcoming you, to share a coffee and mince pie, and shop for quality gifts at the various stalls. Cakes…

Oboussier Lecture 18th November 2021 at Matthews Hall 6.45pm for 7.30pm

The Time Traveller’s Guide to Regency Britain by Dr Ian Mortimer. The 2021 Oboussier Lecture will be given by Dr Ian Mortimer. This is an up-close-and-personal introduction to Britain in the years between the French Revolution and the death of George IV, (1789-1830).  Dr Mortimer presents the past not as a series of dry facts to…