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Topsham Museum

Topsham, Exeter EX3 0AX, England
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Topsham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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English first
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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Devonport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Topsham Museum is set in a lovely secluded garden. The estuary is just across the road and the Museum has another garden by the water, visitors are invited to sit and enjoy the view. The Museum was a Merchants House and the history of the original family and then on down the years is written up on display boards. The... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Tucked away off the Strand at Topsham is the intriguing Topsham Museum Soak up the history and then enjoy a delicious cuppa or coffee served with a smile by the lovely volunteers

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This is a little gem of a museum and is a definite asset to Topsham. It is well presented and informative. The staff could not be more friendly and helpful. We shall definitely return.

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

What a delightful little museum this is. The setting is absolutely superb with a lovely garden and the quality of the exhibits is second to none. it focusses on the fascinating history of the area and there are things there to entertain even a 5 year old boy! Thanks to the lovely kind staff too. A highly recommended outing -... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This is quite a small museum in Topsham but the quality of the exhibits is excellent incorporating local fishing / shipping and a Victorian house.

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Top Contributor
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22 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Went here to research my family tree, what a gem! volunteers are wonderfully helpful - thank you! The tea and cakes are delicious by the way!!

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