Salcombe Maritime Museum

 A veritable treasure trove of Salcombe’s maritime past…  

    Salcombe Maritime Museum 

    The harder you search the more you will find in this friendly little 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.

    Opening Hours

    Opening Hours

      Until October 31st we aim to be open every day except Sunday mornings 
    Mornings: 10.30-12.30
    Afternoons: 2.30-4.30

    BUT see News page for any changes due to volunteer shortages


    Latest News

    Latest News

    Articles & information about the museum.
    The Ships Room

    Museum Guide

    Take a tour of the exhibits on display.
    Ship Portraits

    Photo Gallery

    View 1500+ images from our photo archive.
    virtual tour

    Virtual Tour

    View a 3D virtual tour of the museum.