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Merchant's House and Museum at No. 25

25 The Strand, Topsham, DEVON, EX3 0AX

Tel: 01392 873244

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 125 reviews125 reviews
Topsham Museum


The museum which is fully registered with the Museums and Galleries Commission, features the history of the town and port of Topsham including shipbuilding and ship owning, and the wildlife of the Exe Estuary. It incorporates a late 17thC house furnished in period.

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

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Recent Reviews:

  • Julie V
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Step back in time!
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 11th September 2017
    Topsham has an amazing history, I was very interested to discover quite by accident at this tiny diamond of a museum. It's a lovely find for those interested in quirky history. It has everything... Read full review
  • BelfastJames007
    Trip Type:
    Very interesting and quirky with lovely garden
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 2nd September 2017
    Worth visiting if you are interested in learning about the history of Topsham and what its people achieved. Examples of exotic plants brought back to England from overseas are growing in the garden... Read full review
  • Kris_Pix
    London, United Kingdom
    Interesting little museum
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 1st September 2017
    Tucked away, this museum is a surprisingly interesting little nugget containing much of Topsham history. Read full review


Road Directions

M5 junction 30, take A376 towards Exmouth. Turn right to Topsham by George & Dragon Inn. Go over level crossing and turn left immediately to the quay.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Topsham station. Follow brown tourism signs to the quay and then turn left into strand.


Event Facilities

  • Free Entry

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • No Smoking Attraction


  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - except 17th century house
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Home-made teas served 1430-1630 (in the garden during summer).
  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Max group size - 15
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Opening Times

Topsham Museum (1 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017)
Monday14:00 - 17:00*
Wednesday - Thursday14:00 - 17:00*
Saturday - Sunday14:00 - 17:00*

* Also open Tuesdays in August

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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