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Topsham Museum

25 The Strand, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0AX, England
+44 1392 873244
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Lovely small historical museum + yummy scones

The nearest railway station is Topsham. This museum was fully registered as Museums and Art... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sivarnee H
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Bangkok, Thailand
Really interesting local museum

Free admission, only open 1300-1700, check website for days of opening. This is a really... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Wheresmebus
,
Nantwich, United Kingdom
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  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“vivien leigh” (14 reviews)
“local history” (10 reviews)
“free entry” (10 reviews)
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25 The Strand, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0AX, England
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+44 1392 873244
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"local history"
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"run by volunteers"
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"little gem"
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"cakes"
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"lovely garden"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"across the road"
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"pretty garden"
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"knowledgeable volunteers"
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"the river"
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"sail loft"
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"family history"
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"well worth a visit"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The nearest railway station is Topsham. This museum was fully registered as Museums and Art Galleries commission in Devon. The Museum is free but please leave a donation no matter how big or small, with on-site volunteer staffs, delightful home-made teas and scones featuring unique...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Free admission, only open 1300-1700, check website for days of opening. This is a really interesting local museum. There's quite a bit about shipbuilding, plus memorabilia relating to Vivien Leigh. Check it out, it's good for a an hour or so.

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

Sadly Museum closed until late March 2018. Check website. It does look very interesting and is in a lovely old house with a pretty garden. Hope to visit it next time.

Thank Hilary M
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely small museum set in Topsham. Full of informative pictures and articles and a lovely little tea room with outside seating. Well worth a visit

Thank Rhona K
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

We spent a lovely afternoon looking round this museum. There was much to interest us and wasn't all nautical either. Although there was a wonderful boat in the shape of a cygnet. It gave us a good idea of what Topsham would have been like...More

Thank Jennywren19
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Topsham has an amazing history, I was very interested to discover quite by accident at this tiny diamond of a museum. It's a lovely find for those interested in quirky history. It has everything documented from Romans, Victorian shipbuilding to Vivien Leigh connection (including some...More

Thank Julie V
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

Worth visiting if you are interested in learning about the history of Topsham and what its people achieved. Examples of exotic plants brought back to England from overseas are growing in the garden. Once a port of importace to the area. Opens at 2pm.

Thank BelfastJames007
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

Tucked away, this museum is a surprisingly interesting little nugget containing much of Topsham history.

Thank Kris_Pix
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Considering this is a free museum, this is an absolute must. It is deceptively big with modern, informative displays. The tea shop was great too, run by enthusiastic volunteers.

Thank Teresa S
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Loved it! Very interesting, and full of stuff for children to enjoy. For a small town, Topsham has a lot of interesting history

Thank ordinarypunter2015
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