Salcombe Maritime MuseumSalcombe, Devon
The harder you search the more you will find in this friendly little museum … A treasure trove of models, paintings, photographs and artefacts which tell the story of Salcombe’s links with ships and the sea from ancient times to the Second World War.
There is plenty to amuse and engage younger visitors including hands-on displays, models and pirates treasure, in the ‘young sailors’ corner. The Museum has a unique gallery of paintings depicting the famed racing fruit schooners built in Salcombe during the 19th century.
Today Salcombe is a fashionable yachting centre but traditional boatbuilding crafts are still carried on in the town and the Museum houses an impressive collection of tools that tell the story of these maritime trades.
Finally, don’t miss the sea-bed treasures recovered by divers from the hundreds of shipwrecks that line our coast.
Lots of fun activities for children
Children love dressing up as pirates, hunting for the pirate treasure and discovering the secrets of Davy Jone's locker. There's also lots of games, models and hands-on displays to keep them amused.
Great collection of ship paintings and models and finds from shipwrecks
We have over 30 magnificent paintings of ships built or owned in Salcombe and Kingsbridge and a dozen ship models. The Wreck Room is full of finds from local shipwrecks.
Our collection has been built up over 50 years
We celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2024. Over the years we have been donated many momentoes from United States Navy veterans who served in Salcombe in World War II before and after D-Day.
- Gift Shop
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Dog Friendly
- Pushchair Friendly
Pricing & Tickets
- Child (no_min-17) : Free
- Adult (17-18+) : Free
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Plan Your Visit
Typical visit time less than an hour
Suitable for Kids and Adults too
Yes there is parking.