The Museum opens tomorrow, Monday, April 1st, and will remain open every day between 10.30am and 12.30pm and 2.30pm to 4.30pm until the end of October. ENTRY IS FREE!
In this, the first comprehensive account of Salcombe’s heyday as a shipbuilding and shipowning port, famed for its clipper fruit schooners, Roger Barrett, the Curator of Salcombe Maritime Museum, tells the story of the Haven’s maritime community and describes the ships, their trades and the men who built, owned and sailed them.
The Kingsbridge-built brigantine Restless. Painting by Rueben Chappell
76 objects of local historic interest, including the Restless painting above, have
been kindly donated to us by the National Trust at Overbecks. They were
previously on display in the Maritime Room at Overbecks but were transferred to
us during the winter months to allow the Maritime Room to be transformed into a
splendid Edwardian Drawing Room. Amongst the new objects now on display in the Maritime Museum are ship
paintings and models, the captain’s chair from the wreck of the Louis Sheid in 1939, items from the Herzogin Cecilie wreck in 1936, a set of
whaling harpoons and many personal items which once belonged to Salcombe sea