Salcombe Maritime Museum

Contact Information

The Old Council Hall, Market Street, Salcombe, TQ8 8DE
01548 843080

Opening hours

Monday - Sunday:
10:30 am-4:30 pm

Salcombe Maritime Museum

Salcombe Maritime 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. Please note: we close each day for lunch between 12:30pm and 2:30pm and we are only open between April and October. Adult £2.00, Child under 12 Free.

Forthcoming events

No exhibitions or events are currently scheduled at Salcombe Maritime Museum