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SALCOMBE MARITIME MUSEUM

Council Hall Market Street | Market Street, Salcombe TQ8 8DE, England
+44 1548 843080
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Fascinating local history

If you are interested in local history this is a must. It’s a tiny museum but crammed with interest... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
John B
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Good way to pass a wet afternoon

I visited this museum in July 2018 while visiting Salcombe with my family. While I don't have a... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
CIreland
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Dublin, Ireland
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  • Average3%
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“local history” (5 reviews)
“little gem” (3 reviews)
“worth a visit” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Council Hall Market Street | Market Street, Salcombe TQ8 8DE, England
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

If you are interested in local history this is a must. It’s a tiny museum but crammed with interest and facts about the lifeboat service, the town in both world wars and the numerous local shipwrecks going back 200 years. Allow at least an hour+....More

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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

I visited this museum in July 2018 while visiting Salcombe with my family. While I don't have a specific interest in maritime matters this museum is very interesting. Young children can dress up while their parents can read the detail in the exhibits. You can...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

very small, only 2 rooms, but very interesting and informative, One room devoted to the areas wrecks, the other to ships built in Salcombe and special display of East Prawle Coastwatch

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Easily located this small museum is packed with all sorts of maritime items especially many pictures of local interest , and collected items from local wrecks. A jolly good place to pass an hour or so.

Thank Clivros
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

The small museum is very much based on local maritime history. There are some very moving stories of local men who lost their lives at sea and some very interesting relics and finds from local wrecks. The small entry fee is very much worthwhile.

Thank Avril G
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

Museum offers a wide range of exhibits linked by their common local elements.I found the presentation to be excellent and thoroughly enjoyed my visit.

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 3 June 2017

Small museum devoted to Salcombe's maritime history which is typical of its ilk - staffed by a very friendly curator and jammed with, not stunning exhibits, but ordinary objects with a local back story and tales of human sacrifice and endeavour. All for £2

Thank David W
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

A lovely museum with many interesting exhibits and information . The story of the lifeboat disaster was so moving.

Thank hillmanminxer
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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Lots of shipwrecks makes makes lots interest in the area .treasure hunting I guess This is a small museum of just two rooms A very friendly man greeted us and helped with our questions It's close to the bus stop to the parking area .....More

Thank Christine B
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

if you want a little information about Salcombe history then this is a great place not very big but packed with all the information a visitor would want about its history

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