‘A House Through Time’ BBC2 starts Tues 26th May

A new series of A House Through Time starts on BBC2 in Tuesday 26th May. David Olosuga investigates the history of a mechant’s house near Bristol Harbour and reveals stories of trade, piracy and slavery. The series was filmed last year, and included scenes in our very own Merchant’s House in Topsham Museum. Watch closely…

Museum events postponed

We regret that the 2020 season opening has been deferred indefinitely because of the Covid-19 pandemic. All planned events and activities have been postponed. We now plan to hold the Secret Gardens event in June 2021.

Temporary Exhibition: Market Gardening in Topsham

Visitors to Topsham before the Second World War would have found themselves surrounded by fields of vegetables, orchards of fruit trees and glasshouses full of flowers.  Learn how produce was grown, packed and transported to Covent Garden and how everyone, including the children, set to and helped at harvest time. The exhibition will run throughout the…

Museum Opens on 28th March 2020 with Extended Opening Hours 

Do come and celebrate the opening of the Museum for the 2020 season which coincides with Spring Forward Saturday. There will be lots of special events happening in Topsham on this day, supported by Love Topsham. See the new Market Gardening Exhibition, the Children’s Activities as well as other changes we’ve made to the Museum…

Lunchtime Lectures 2020

We have a very interesting programme of lectures to offer you this year, beginning on April 28th 2020.  Doors open at 1045 with coffee available and the lectures begin at 1130. As seating is limited to 70 and the lectures are extremely popular, we advise you to arrive early to avoid disappointment. Full details of…

Half Term Art Family Activity Drop In Event 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…

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…