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Topsham Museum

Address: Topsham, Exeter EX3 0AX, England
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Topsham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

It was a little hard to find and very close to the amazing goat walk. The opening times off peak are a little hap hazard but you have to expect that from a place that is run by volunteers. I found out that my grandad landed here after his evacuation from dunkirk. He piloted the Mau topsham lighter back to... More 

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Topsham, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It may not be open every day--or even every month as it is closed November through spring but it is worth coming in for a browse if you are in town. Free admission, some interesting exhibits, a river garden for viewing the sunset (one of the best public river views in Topsham). Free admission, a nice spot for homemade cakes... More 

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Beaworthy, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Had been meaning to visit the museum for some time and it didn't disappoint. Lovely old fashioned museum with a wonderful eclectic collection especially Scarlett O'Haras nightdress! The free entry was a bonus.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Beautifully presented and staffed by helpful, knowledgeable volunteers. A museum full of interest. I have visited less well run small museums and had to pay a considerable entrance fee. Tea shop is very good too. Don't miss if visiting Topsham, but check opening hours first. I loved the old kitchen. Keep up the good work.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Well worth seeking out the museum in Historic Topsham Don't miss a visit to the Cafe for some tasty food and friendly, helpful service

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Top Contributor
409 reviews 409 reviews
169 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Because of the limited opening hours this was our first visit to this little gem of a museum. Not only are there exhibits spanning from Roman artefacts to one of Vivien Leigh’s dresses but at its core there is a very informative history of Topsham as a sea port, trading centre and shipbuilding town. The house including the large sail... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The museum has such a lot to offer. Searches and puzzles for little ones, loads of interesting exhibits, information and staff. Could have spent hours there and will definitely go back. The staff are really friendly and I even found a lovely holiday gift.

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Nice little town. Museum was okay. Topsham is lovely with some good and some not so good places to eat and drink. My wife wants to move here one day

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Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
37 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We came across this museum almost by accident, and found a most delightful small museum managed and run by volunteer staff. The museum is housed in an historic house, just to the South of the main quay in Topsham (which is where most visitors are likely to stop their tour of the town). The main part of the museum is... More 

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77 reviews 77 reviews
25 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Very interesting place with friendly helpful staff. Who would have thought that a little place like Topsham would have had such a fine history. Do be aware of opening times though as quite a few people were trying to go there in the morning when we were in Topsham. (open WTSS 2:00-4:30) Nice cafe at end of visit and nice... More 

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