We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Topsham Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Topsham, Exeter EX3 0AX, England

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 108 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 69
  • 31
    Very good
  • 4
  • 1
  • 0
Lots to interest adults and children

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 November 2016
Exeter, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 105: English reviews
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Level Contributor
86 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
Level Contributor
48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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
Level Contributor
213 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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
Level Contributor
149 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Level Contributor
36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Julia S
London, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Delightful museum. Set in a very pretty village. Interesting nautical artefacts / boats and some nicely reconstructed rooms of the house. There is also a good tea room which serves excellent cream teas.

Thank Silus S
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 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.

Thank rik_mil_travels
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 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!

Thank Moleylamba

Travellers who viewed Topsham Museum also viewed


Been to Topsham Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Topsham Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?