29
Jun
2024

Society Showcase at Salcombe Maritime Museum

Join the Devon History Society for this year’s Society Showcase event at Salcombe Maritime Museum.

This museum is a veritable treasure trove of models, paintings, photographs and artefacts that tell the story of Salcombe’s links with ships and the sea from ancient times to the Second World War. This year is a very special one for the museum as not only has it secured funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Dynamic Collections Project to make the collection available to a wider range of people, but it is also celebrating it’s 50th anniversary.

Join us for a day of discovery in this friendly little museum and get hands on with some of the objects that provide a glimpse into Salcombe before it was a fashionable yachting centre. Your guide for the day will be the maritime historian, and chair of the Museum, Roger Barrett who will introduce you to the collection before leading a guided walk through this busy seaside town.

Refreshments: Tea and coffee on arrival and before departure. Bring packed lunch or enjoy one of the many eateries that Salcombe has to offer.

Proposed schedule:

11:00    Arrive at the Museum for tea and coffee. Late morning start allows for travel from all parts of the county. The museum will be closed to the public in the morning.
11:30    Welcome to the museum from Roger and a chance to explore the collections. Some handling opportunities / activities.
12:30   Break for lunch.
13:30   Begin tour of the town led by Roger
14:30   Return to museum for tea and coffee.
15:00   Depart. Museum reopens to the public.

Ticket Price: £4.00 DHS members, £7.00 non-members to include morning and afternoon refreshments, talk in the museum / handling activity and a guided walk around the town.

Travel: if driving please be aware that parking in Salcombe is limited so we advise using the Park and Ride service. Alternatively you could park in Kingsbridge and use public transport.

Limited Numbers – please book early!   Eventbrite link to follow (February 2024).