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Topsham Museum

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Address: Topsham, Exeter EX3 0AX, England

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Great small topical museum

Situated in a local house with an interesting history they have gathered some interesting facts and artifacts all well displayed while retaining the character of the house. Tea... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
christina w
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated in a local house with an interesting history they have gathered some interesting facts and artifacts all well displayed while retaining the character of the house. Tea and cake or ice-cream can be enjoyed in the walled garden.

Thank christina w
Crewkerne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful presentation of the town's rich maritime history and what it would have been like living in what would have been a comfortable Topsham house in another century. Very nice garden where dogs are welcome (although they can't go inside the house itself) and a nice place to spend some time and enjoy a cup of tea and a cake.

Thank Robswindon69
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141 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have walked past this attraction a few times in visits to Topsham but never ventured in. What a fool! The museum I housed in a building of historic interest and charts the rise of the town as major ship building centre. The Hodder family history is depicted beautifully in the restored house and gardens. Entrance is free and well... More 

Thank TheBandmaster
Exeter, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

The museum is small but perfectly formed from a 17th century "House on the Strand". Lots of interesting, well displayed exhibits to keep adilts and children amused.The tea room is exceptional, and on a sunny day you can sit in the lovely garden and enjoy a cteam tea.

Thank karenapring
Clyst St Mary, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Went to this place as lived near topsham and never visited. My 8!year old darted round following the children's activity sheet he collected and buoyed looking for all the clues, it was interesting and I wanted to view some hand made wooden boats b someone I used to care for who passed away recently, we toubdv gem and get made... More 

Thank nicky w
Birmingham, England
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62 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

interesting little museum , gives a good understanding of local history and has more artefacts and areas of interest than you might initially expect. nice areas to sit outside or in the garden over the road and enjoy one of their cream teas. free entry is a bonus

Thank allen3
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11 reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We visited from Australia primarily to see the 'Cygnet' which is part of our family history. Captain George Peacock was a great man who invented the screw propellor, proposed a route for the Panama canal and had many other achievements which went largely unrecognised. The museum has a great collection of documents and artefacts which demonstrate his achievements. They also... More 

Thank Peter C
Tucson, Arizona
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213 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Very interesting small museum with a variety of exhibits - with an emphasis on ship-building. Good way to learn more about the area and how people lived. Being an American it was interesting to learn about the ship HMS Terror. And one can see the nightgown that Vivien Leigh wore in the film Gone With the Wind as well as... More 

Thank barbara361
Bristol, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

There is good local history very well presented here in a charming environment. A lot of museums these days feature 'interactive' displays - here you interact with enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers whose pride in Topsham's history and its museum reminded me of the kind of experience you get from visiting National Trust properties. Well worth a visit!

Thank roger W
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43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We came here when it started to pour with rain and we needed a free indoor activity. The museum is much bigger than it appears from the outside and it's really informative. They can provide activity sheets for kids. The volunteers are friendly and knowledgable. Highlights include the giant salmon and the original night dress worn by Vivien Leigh in... More 

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