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Saltash Heritage   

Saltash Heritage is an MAS Accredited Museum    Supported by Arts Council funding    Saltash crest    The Cornwall County crest

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SALTASH HERITAGE - was formed in 1986 by the late Cornelius 'Corny' Hearl and a group of like minded local people who wanted to see the formation of a permanent museum for Saltash.

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AIMS - Saltash Heritage aims to collect, promote and research local history in Saltash and surrounding parishes and to maintain a museum in Saltash.

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MUSEUM - 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. Click here for details of the museum.

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EXHIBITIONS - In the past, Saltash Heritage has held annual exhibitions on different themes in Saltash Guildhall. Now that the Museum has been established, it holds annual exhibitions in the Museum on differing themes, along with a small permanent display. Click here for details of past exhibitions.

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NEWS - After a lot of work by the committee, Saltash Heritage has been awarded Accreditation by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council. For more details on the scheme, visit

NEWS - Under the Arts Council 'Small Grants Big Improvement' scheme, we have obtained grants for specific projects:

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It is with great delight that we can announce that Rev. Bob Munro is our new Acting Chairman. Bob will be well known to many people having served Saltash in various roles in previous years.

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A third selection of images from the Saltash Heritage Collection are now available on DVD, with proceeds being split between Saltash Heritage and the Friends Of Saltash Health Centre (where the images are displayed on their appointments screen). Priced at just 6.00 it will make an ideal gift to bring back many memories of old Saltash. On sale at the Museum, or by post (e-mail for a total price before sending a cheque). Volumes 1 and 2 are still available.

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We are busy preparing for our 2016 exhibition, entitled "A TALE OF RETAIL", which will be opened by the Mayor of Saltash, Cllr. Bill Phillips and the Mayoress Mrs Jean Phillips on Saturday 9th April 2016 at 10.30am.

Our World War I trench replica remains open until 2018 (during museum opening times) to mark the centenary of the full duration of the war.

The LOCAL HISTORY CENTRE remains open all year.

Discover your ancestors. Discover your heritage and your roots.
The South East Cornwall Museums' Forum are hosting this event at Liskeard Public Hall, West Street, on Saturday 21st May 2016 from 10am to 3pm.

There will be displays by: Plymouth & West Devon Record Office, Cornwall Family History Society, Cornwall On Line Parish Clerks, Devon Family History Society, Kresen Kernow, Liskeard Old Cornwall Society, St Neot Community Archive, Polperro Family History Group, Cornwall Regimental Museum, Saltash Heritage Museum & Local History Centre, Torpoint Archives, Elliott's Shop (Tamar Protection Society), Liskeard Museum, Stuart House, Looe Museum, Launceston Museum, Callington Museum, Bodmin Museum, Lostwithiel Museum, Fowey Museum

There will be lots of online assistance and advice, so come along and take advantage of this FREE service.

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Colin Squires, David Coles, Lizzy Sharpe-Asprey and Kevin Hale with their certificates VOLUNTEER AWARDS - Four of our long-standing volunteers were recently awarded special certificates by Mayor, Councillor Bill Phillips, at the Celebrating Volunteering Event held in Saltash Guildhall. As part of national Volunteer Week, Colin Squires, David Coles, Lizzy Sharpe-Asprey and Kevin Hale were recognised for their achievement by the Volunteer Community Enterprise Group. Each of them have volunteered for at least 25 years for Saltash Heritage - a total of 114 years between them!

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Link to Video of the opening of the Local History Centre in 2000, plus views of the May Fair that year, courtesy of former Chairman, Andrew Barrett (will open in a new tab/window)

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KERNOCOPIA BOX - 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.

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HERITAGE DONOR CARD - We have produced a Heritage Donor Card to assist executors and inheritors after you've gone. It would be a shame if items relevant to Saltash and District are disposed of. If they no longer want to keep certain documents, objects, photographs, programmes etc., and you would like them to be offered to Saltash Heritage in order that they will be preserved for future generations, simply download, print and complete the card, and leave it where they will find it. Alternatively, call in to the Museum or Local History Centre and collect one. Why not pass one on to your friends too.

Download your Heritage Donor Card (Word document format) here

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NEWSLETTER - Members receive a regular newsletter giving details of events being held, items of local & historical interest, information on exhibitions etc. Articles always needed - contact Bruce Hunt (01752 845983)
Click here for articles from previous Newsletters

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A warm welcome awaits you in our cosy and friendly Museum, whether you have come to browse, look at our museum shop, or delve into our many records, we hope you will enjoy your visit.

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Saltash Heritage, 17 Lower Fore Street, Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 6JQ --- Tel: 01752 848466 --- Email: --- Registered Charity No. 297525

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