Saltash Heritage

Saltash Heritage

Saltash Heritage was formed in 1986 by the late Cornelius 'Corny' Hearl and a group of like minded people who wanted to see the formation of a permanent museum: it aims to collect, promote and research local history in Saltash and surrounding parishes. After many years' hard work and fund raising by the committee and members of Saltash Heritage, in 2000 one of the original aims of Saltash Heritage was met - the founding of a permanent museum in Saltash.

Saltash Heritage has been awarded Accreditation by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council

Visit website

  • Local History Centre

    Research your family tree, history of your house or street etc. We have census returns, parish registers, maps, photographs and a wide variety of other documentation

  • Kernocopia Box

    A delightful children's playbox containing the history of gig rowing in South East Cornwall. Learn a little about Ann Glanville, don a contemporary team sweatshirt, and sit on the box with special rubber bands and learn to row with a partner.

  • Dock Dung

    Horse dung from the streets around Devonport Dock was much sought after by Cornish farmers and used as fertiliser in the fields around Saltash and Calstock until 1913. Swept up with the manure were items such as beads, broken china, marbles, clay pipe ends, coins, buttons & toys

  • Research Rooms

    Visitors and volunteers carrying out research into their ancestors or the places they live

  • Thousands of photographs

    Our knowledgeable volunteers can assist with searching, and copies can be made of documents and photographs

Admission & prices


The Museum is open between April and the end of November (and at other times by arrangement).

The Local History Centre is open all year.

Find us

Situated at the lower end of Fore Street, near the Guildhall.

Parking is available in Alexandra Square car park.

Only 5 minutes walk from Saltash Railway Station, and close to the Celtic Cross

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  • Wheelchair access
  • Childrens activities
  • Gift Shop

Saltash Heritage
17 Lower Fore Street
PL12 6JQ

T: 01752 848466

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Saltash Heritage

Saltash Heritage
17 Lower Fore Street

Saltash, CORNWALL PL12 6JQ