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

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 and saviouries will be available to buy, as well as ...
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Oboussier Lecture 18th November 2021 at Matthews Hall 6.45pm for 7.30pm

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 be studied and recalled, but as an adventurous journey to ...
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October Museum Lecture: A Short History of the Lower Otter by Charlotte Hodgson

October Museum Lecture: A Short History of the Lower Otter by Charlotte Hodgson

Tuesday 19th October at Matthews Hall Door Opens 11.30 for 12 Noon Start. We had to change the date and topic of the October Lecture which will now be on Tuesday 19th October at Matthews Hall. We are very pleased that Charlotte Hodgson, who is responsible for the archive collections stored at the Museum, will be our speaker. Previously Charlotte worked as an archivist in ...
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Christmas Cards for 2021

Christmas Cards for 2021

Following on from the hugely successful 2020 Lockdown Fox book and cards by local artist and Topsham Museum volunteer Phil Keen, we are delighted to be offering his new card for 2021. ‘Christmas Ferry’ shows the Lockdown Fox waiting hopefully, for the foot ferry on the opposite side of the river, looking over the water towards a festive scene of Topsham. Also visible are some ...
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Cosy Routes Topsham Trail

Cosy Routes Topsham Trail

We are delighted to be part of the COSY ROUTES Topsham trail. As part of this intiative the Museum will be accepting 'Cream Tea for Two' vouchers generously sponsored by Rodney Spiller, Wealth Management Ltd, who is also the Museum’s treasurer. So, if you know of someone who is living with dementia that may want to walk some of the route, have a look at ...
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Trick or Treat: Museum Lecture Fakes and Forgeries by Richard Kay

Trick or Treat: Museum Lecture Fakes and Forgeries by Richard Kay

Museum Lecture at Matthews Hall on Tuesday 28th September, doors open 11.30 am for 12 noon start Originally planned for October 2020 we are very pleased to welcome Richard Kay MA (Lawrences Auctioneers) to speak about Fakes and Forgeries. So, although it may be a little early for ‘Trick or Treat’ we do hope you are able to join us for what, we are sure, ...
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Coffee Morning:                Tuesday 24th August from 10 am

Coffee Morning: Tuesday 24th August from 10 am

We are so pleased this Town Fayre event can go ahead this year. Come and enjoy a coffee or tea with friends and family in our beautiful gardens. There will be stalls selling cakes, preserves, garden produce and books as well as items from the Museum shop. You can also visit our special 2021 Market Garden Exhibition.  Entrance: £2.50 includes coffee and biscuits ...
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Fish and Ships: A play in a Day Paddleboat Theatre Tuesday 17th August

Fish and Ships: A play in a Day Paddleboat Theatre Tuesday 17th August

A free family event for children 6-12 with a parent/guardian 10am-4.00pm. We are excited to announce this special event for ...
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Thursday 24th June: Opening Day for 2021 Season

Thursday 24th June: Opening Day for 2021 Season

The covers are off at long last! We are delighted to confirm the Museum will be opening its doors to ...
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Official Launch of ‘When the Devil came to Topsham’

Official Launch of ‘When the Devil came to Topsham’

Saturday 7th August in the Riverside Garden from 2pm Snow in August? Yes, there will be snow in the Riverside ...
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Museum Lecture at Matthews Hall on Tuesday 27th July ‘Gardens of Devon’ by Julia Tremlett

Museum Lecture at Matthews Hall on Tuesday 27th July ‘Gardens of Devon’ by Julia Tremlett

This Lecture will take place at Matthews Hall, 11.30 doors open for 12 pm start. The lecture by Julia Tremlett is ...
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The Museum Comes To Town Sunday 19 January 

The Museum Comes To Town Sunday 19 January 

There will be a special free event at Matthews Hall, Topsham on Sunday 19th January. If you find it difficult ...
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Secret Gardens of Topsham

Secret Gardens of Topsham

Secret Gardens of Topsham This popular open gardens event was to have taken place for the eighth time in 2020 ...
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Cancelled: Mother’s Day Event Sunday 22nd March 2020

Cancelled: Mother’s Day Event Sunday 22nd March 2020

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled ...
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Art & Advertising

Art & Advertising

The second Museum Lecture of the season is ‘Art & Advertising’ by John Francis on 25th May at 11 am ...
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Topsham Characters

Topsham Characters

TRYPHENA GALE (NÉE SPARKS) 1851 – 1890 Tryphena Sparks was born in Dorset and was the cousin and sweetheart of ...
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Another Topsham Character

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 ...
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