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A warm Christmas welcome awaits National Trust visitors

Authored by Sarah Parker

Magnificent houses with Father Christmas, warm mince piece at the tea-rooms, frosty walks all waiting to be discovered at National Trust places in Devon and Cornwall this Christmas.

A pop-up 1950s cinema has opened at Greenway in South Devon this December. Vintage-styled cinema in a cosy marquee in the garden, complete with red velvet seats and uniformed ushers, is screening classic...

New ‘relaxed’ story-time sessions with Father Christmas at Saltram

Authored by Mary

Father Christmas will be telling stories and singing songs during four half-hour performances in the stables at Saltram, which have been decorated as a magical grotto. For the first time, these ‘relaxed’ sessions have been designed to welcome audience members who might benefit from a more informal experience, such as those with autism and sensory or communication needs.

Christmas just...

Christmas volunteering at Saltram

Authored by Mary

There are opportunities to get more involved at Saltram this winter with the introduction of new Christmas Guides. These roles are great chance to join a growing family of volunteers and take part in the festivities, without having to commit a lot of time.

Saltram is becoming an ever more popular destination for Christmas. Last year saw the launch of ‘Enchanted Saltram’ with late...

Police appeal after dog walker attacked

Authored by News Desk

Police have launched an investigation following reports of an assault that occurred within the grounds of Saltram House, Plympton.

Between 5:15-25pm on Monday 9th January, a female dog walker in her 30’s was attacked by a man who emerged from the bushes and attempted to drag her back in.

The suspect is described as white, 5'7” tall, and of slim build. He had short, dark hair,...

Saltram unveils £146k plans to improve pathways in parkland

Authored by Mary

The National Trust has teamed up with Sport England to invest £146,000 into the existing pathways at Saltram’s parkland to provide better access for their outdoor users.

The parkland at Saltram already provides access to amazing countryside which is visited by hundreds of people, who both support the Trust and value the chance to experience and enjoy the outdoors. Thanks to Sport...

Destination: Saltram, travelling the world through the collections

Authored by Mary

Destination: Saltram is a new pop-up exhibition exploring the world through the collections of the eighteenth century National Trust house near Plymouth. Opening on Saturday 7 May, the temporary exhibition will run until Sunday 26 June.

A two-hundred year old vase from misty Japanese mountains, tales of heroism and tragedy from Ancient Greece, and risqué painted mirrors imported from...

Destination: Saltram, travelling the world through the collections

Destination: Saltram is a new pop-up exhibition exploring the world through the collections of the eighteenth century National Trust house near Plymouth. Opening on Saturday 7 May, the temporary exhibition will run until Sunday 26 June.

A two-hundred year old vase from misty Japanese mountains, tales of heroism and tragedy from Ancient Greece, and risqué painted mirrors imported from far-away China; visitors to Saltram will travel the world and through time during their stay.

A key item on display will be Saltram’s portrait of John Parker the 1st Earl by American...

Saltram Rotary Club supports brain tumour PhD

Authored by Mary

A Plymouth Rotary Club that donated £1,000 to brain tumour research at Plymouth University has visited its laboratories to find out more about the work taking place to find effective treatments to fight the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40.

Saltram Rotary Club made the donation to match a gift made by club member Norman Proctor, MBE, of the Peninsula Medical...

Wood replaces oil heating at Devon mansion

Authored by Mary

A Grade one listed mansion, overlooking the River Plym and owned by National Trust, has made the switch from oil to a renewable energy heating system.

Saltram, a Georgian mansion on the outskirts of Plymouth, was using over 30,000 litres of oil each year to heat the property. It has replaced the expensive, carbon intensive heating system with a biomass boiler, powered by wood pellets...

Saltram garden opens its gate to dogs on leads

Authored by Mary

Saltram has a long history of welcoming dog walkers, and the parkland has long been a great place to enjoy a stroll and a breath of fresh air while dogs have the freedom to explore off the lead. Between January and the end of February 2016; dog walkers will also be able to bring their four-legged friends on a lead in to the garden to explore. There are many paths and areas to wander in this large...

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