As a mark of respect, RNLI shops and museums are open at their own discretion until the day after Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Funeral. Please ring ahead if you wish to visit.

Salcombe Museum

Salcombe Lifeboat Museum tells the story of over 140 years of courageous lifesaving history in the town, from heroic rescues to lifeboat disasters.

An exterior shot of Salcombe Lifeboat Station

About the museum

Salcombe Lifeboat Museum tells the story of over 140 years of courageous lifesaving history in the town. Find out about the award-winning rescues and lifeboat disasters, through to the First and Second World Wars and onto the modern-day lifeboat service in Salcombe. 

The museum shares the building with an RNLI shop – so don’t forget to stop by and pick up the perfect gift. 

Visit us

Museum address

Salcombe Lifeboat Station
Union Street
Salcombe
Devon
TQ8 8BZ 

Telephone

01548 844386 

Accessibility

Parking nearby

Opening times

Opening times may vary so please call ahead to ensure the museum will be open.

January–February
Closed

March–December
Monday–Sunday
10.30am–4.30pm 

Admission

Free