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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 3 weeks ago
Geoff and Clare L
Durham, England
Killing time

I am disabled in so far as I can’t walk to far and although I have a mobility scooter the busy... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2018
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“little gem”(3 reviews)
“worth a visit”(3 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Geoff and Clare L
Reviewed August 21, 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

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Reviewed July 8, 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

Thank John B
Reviewed July 4, 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

Thank CIreland
Reviewed April 14, 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

Thank scimitarss1
Reviewed February 26, 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.

Thank Clivros
Reviewed July 14, 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.

Thank Avril G
Reviewed June 7, 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.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed June 3, 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

Thank David W
Reviewed October 19, 2016

A lovely museum with many interesting exhibits and information . The story of the lifeboat disaster was so moving.

Thank hillmanminxer
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