A veritable treasure trove of Salcombe's maritime past...  

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Information about Salcombe’s past is constantly being added to this popular site. The genealogy pages, directories, parish registers and census information are a ‘must’ for anyone researching their Salcombe family connections, whilst the extensive collection of photos provide a fascinating glimpse of Salcombe in ‘time’s past’.
The essential site for visitor information, including local services and ‘what’s on’.
Overbeck’s is a fascinating hidden treasure perched high on the cliffs above Salcombe. It was the home of inventor Otto Overbeck and his eclectic collections of natural and human history and the exotic sub-tropical gardens are well worth exploring. Of particular interest to maritime history enthusiasts are the ship models, paintings and artefacts in the maritime room.
Explore the history of Kingsbridge and the South Hams in this 17th century grammar school. In the Old Schoolroom, Victorian Kitchen, farm and other galleries you will find both permanent displays and special exhibitions showing how the people of the area lived, worked and played over many generations.
Follow this link for information about other museums to visit in South Devon.
The purpose of the South Devon AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) is to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of the landscape including the spectacular Kingsbridge- Salcombe Estuary. Visit this site to find out about walks and trails, news and events and local projects.
Please help to support the brave work of our local lifeboat crew. If you are in Salcombe you should certainly visit the Lifeboat Station and Shop where you will find an excellent display of models and photographs telling the story of the Salcombe Lifeboats since 1869.