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Topsham Museum

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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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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
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2 helpful votes 2 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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Fuerteventura
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362 reviews 362 reviews
155 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 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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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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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Cardiff
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37 attraction reviews
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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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Leicester
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25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Stumbled across the museum by accident, it was free so thought we'd take a peek. Was very impressesed, clean, tidy and well presented, if you are happy to stand and read allow plenty of time as there is a wealth of information. Guides are lovely and well informed. And make sure you allow time for a culpa and amazing home... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Topsham in Devon England, was a port only second to London England in it's hay day. It facilitated a huge trade in woollen cloths to Europe, and by local accounts, built about 120 sailing ships for her majesty's Royal Navy, in six shipyards previously located at the town. Topsham museum draws all these past elements together in a period house,... More

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The charming Topsham Museum was once a private house owned by Dorothy Holman, sister-in-law of the actress Vivien Leigh, and is home to the silk night dress Leigh wore in her Academy Award winning role of Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With The Wind; seeing it was the highlight of my visit. It is one of many items given to the... More

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