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76 objects donated to our collection by the National Trust

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 captains. 

Shellfishing Stories

Our special exhibition this year will tell the story of shellfishing along the South Hams coast in words, pictures, videos and oral recordings.

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Free Entry for Local Residents 26-31 March 2018

Entry into the Maritime Museum during our first week of opening this year (Monday March 26 to Saturday March 31st) will be free of charge to all residents in the TQ7 and TQ8 postcode areas. Please bring with you a utility or council tax bill or some other proof of residence. We are looking forward to showing you all the wonderful things we have on display. 

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