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Some great artifacts

A great place to while away an hour or more dependant on how engrossed you become in the wealth of... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2018
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Really good though it was a bit of a rush

Would well recommend a visit to this informative centre. Lots of information, photographs and... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
Geoff and Clare L
Durham, England
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 10 November 2018

A great place to while away an hour or more dependant on how engrossed you become in the wealth of information this Museum has collated.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JulieJS
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Would well recommend a visit to this informative centre. Lots of information, photographs and artifacts. We picked the wrong session as they were having to shut early as the crew from the recently adopted HMS Magpie were coming for buffet lunch.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Geoff and Clare L
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

I am disabled in so far as I can’t walk to far and although I have a mobility scooter the busy streets of Salcombe would present more hassle than it was worth so while the wife and daughter went window shopping I visited this fantastic...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank John B
Reviewed 5 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank CIreland
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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank scimitarss1
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.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Clivros
Reviewed 15 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.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Avril G
Reviewed 8 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.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Michael S
Reviewed 4 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

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank LordCadwell
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