Friday, 14 June 2013

Times past, in Topsham !




Last Sunday, we spent a very lovely couple of hours in Topsham Museum,

which just happens to be situated in The Strand.






It's a delightful museum; beautifully laid out, both

outside and inside.

The outside shouts out , ' Come in!' and before you know it

you find yourself walking up the path and hey presto!






Inside, you get a good variety of displays...(when I saw this sign

I wanted to tear it from the wall!!)

I have always loved these signs but the 'SCHOOL' sign is either too hard to

find or when you do find it, just far too expensive!












Meanwhile..swanning around...






Huh! There's always someone who spoils a photo

opportunity!!


 ;-)






Obviously, Topsham being famous for all things maritime, 

there is much to catch one's eye in the seafaring department!





But it's not all boats and sails!

Oh no!





There are some fine displays of 'rooms gone by'.












My favourite is the old kitchen.











If you visit Topsham, make sure that you visit this charming museum.

You won't be disappointed!

It's open from Easter to October 

at 2pm til 5pm on the following days:

Sat/ Sun /Mon /Weds / Thurs

Tuesdays during August.







And of course, Topsham itself is a delight around which to stroll

...especially with the right company!!

 ;-)






(It had to be done!)

















6 comments:

Twiggy said...

Thanks for sharing Sal, lovely pics. I do enjoy our visits :)
Twiggy x

Sal said...

Thank you! Hope you are well. x ;-) x

KC'sCourt! said...

Oooh somewhere to visit when the grandchildren move back to Exeter I can't wait!
Julie xxxxxxxx

KC'sCourt! said...

Oooh somewhere to visit when the grandchildren move back to Exeter I can't wait!
Julie xxxxxxxx

landcuckoo said...

Lovely pictures Sal

Down by the sea said...

Topsham is so photogenic! We visited Topsham museum on their first day of opening for this year. They had a theatre group from Exeter university who invited us to a tea party and portrayed some of the lives of past residents of Topsham. The memory of eating scones in that lovely kitchen will remain with me for a long time.
Sarah x