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Topsham Museum

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Address: Topsham, Exeter EX3 0AX, England
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Topsham day out

The museum is certainly with a visit, it tells of a proud history and is very interesting. Be sure to check the opening times so you don't miss out. There's also a lovely café and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is certainly with a visit, it tells of a proud history and is very interesting. Be sure to check the opening times so you don't miss out. There's also a lovely café and garden to sit in.

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Axminster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent museum with good combination of written and audio displays. Very friendly and knowledgeable volunteers with a well presented garden for cream teas!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A gem of a museum and past winner of Museum of the Year. Not the biggest museum in the country but well laid out with interesting items. It is very important to check opening times before you travel as these vary throughout the year and the museum is not open on every day even during the busy summer season. Get... More 

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Brighton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful building in a beautiful location. Clean and bright. Friendly and well informed guides. Child friendly. Delicious cream tea and cakes available + access to the garden situated next to the estuary. Mindful Living!

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Taunton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All wonderful stories told by the curator which made the visit very enjoyable, although its small but it is full of surprise, on top of a corner shelf I saw a real Quanlong pot, and opposite that are pictures of the actress Vivian Leigh....

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Following a guided walking tour of the town we finished up at the museum. With not enough time to look around we opted for a cream tea. The staff were friendly, the tea itself excellent and we sat in the delightful gardens, enjoying the sun. Note: if you have done the free walking tour the cream tea is offered at... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Topsham Museum reflects the town in terms of its size and interest. On display are ancient artefacts, geographical model of the town, and fascinating information particularly about the town's important maritime history. There is a cafe where, amongst other things, you may order delicious Devon Cream Tea to eat indoors or out in the sun in the lovely garden. The... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

I have not visited Topsham Museum for some time but when I did I learnt not just it's history but the character of the town itself. If my memory is correct you will discover a gem of a museum. Not the biggest but one of the most informative.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Went for a walk along Topsham Quay and came across the museum.it is situated in a very old merchants house entrance is free and has a very good displays of the history of Topsham and parts of the house are laid out in its historical state. The is a small gift shop and a very nice tea garden. I will... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Topsham museum is contained within a wonderful dutch-tyoe house on Topsham's Strand by the estuary. As Topsham used to be a major port, the museum focusses on its marine history - with plenty of pictures and things to see. You get the sense of how people used to live in times past. On a sunny day you can also sit... More 

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