Topsham is an attractive town on the Exe estuary, Devon, in England's Westcountry. Now part of Exeter, it nevertheless maintains a distinctive identity. Loved by its locals, and savoured by those who visit, Topsham offers river walks; wildlife; a Saturday morning market; many characterful shops, restaurants and inns; and quiet space to sit and watch the sailing boats go by. But while present-day Topsham is undoubtedly picturesque and has a rich historical heritage, it always has been a working town. Despite no longer being one of the great trading ports of Britain, it continues to have a very strong business and commercial life, with traditional maritime trades continuing alongside the modern and computerised. The site aims to support and encourage the current and future community, so that the history which awaits us may be just as interesting and rewarding.

Topsham - looking north from Quay

Museum opening 2010

From the Express & Echo: Topsham Museum is revamped and ready for season:

Revamped displays will welcome visitors to Topsham Museum as it opens for the new season on Wednesday.
The main exhibition will celebrate Topsham Sailing Club's 125th anniversary. The club's new Commodore Doctor Kate Hattersley will open the exhibition on Wednesday at 7pm.
Smaller exhibitions have been arranged for the season, starting off with paintings by Cynthia Rowan. This will continue until Monday, May 10, when the Royal Albert Memorial Museum will display The Global Gardeners' exhibition

See the official page at Devon Museums - - for full details of the Museum and the current schedule for 2010.



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