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Saltash Heritage is an MAS Accredited Museum    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

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"Tamar - A Glittering Continuity", by Peter Wildin, is a 2 DVD boxed set telling different stories about the River Tamar. Lasting two and a half hours, the presenter Craig Rich takes us on a trip up the Tamar looking at places of historical interest and the wildlife on the river that is rarely seen.

For full details, please see the Tamar - A Glittering Continuity press release

The DVD set is available at a reduced price of 12.99 (plus P+P) from the Saltash Heritage Museum, or by post (see the Shop page for more details or e-mail for a total price before sending a cheque)

Craig Rich

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A second 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 5.00 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)

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Our 2014 exhibition, "IT WILL BE OVER BY CHRISTMAS" - Saltash Goes To War, concentrates on Saltash and the local area in the lead up to, and during, World War I, to mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of hostilities. The exhibition was opened on Saturday April 5th by Sheryll Murray MP. Come and see our mock up of a World War I trench!

The LOCAL HISTORY CENTRE remains open all year.

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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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