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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...

Volunteer recruitment day at Saltram

Authored by Mary

As the New Year gets underway, Saltram, near Plympton, is looking for volunteers to join its growing family of supporters; and invites you along to find out more at their Open Day on Friday 23 January from 10am to 4pm.

If you are looking for a new challenge, to meet new people or to dedicate time to a charity in 2015, volunteering for the National Trust could be a step in the right...

Saltram's Christmas Festival

Authored by Mary

On Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 November, visitors to Saltram, near Plympton, can enjoy a Christmas craft and food fair including entry into the beautifully decorated mansion, garden and chapel tearoom. Open from 10am to 4pm each day, the bumper weekend includes festive food, handmade gifts, mulled wine, roasted chestnuts, wintery walks and St Nicholas.

Last year Saltram had the most...

Saltram wants your World War II stories

Authored by Mary

Staff and volunteers at Saltram, in Plympton, are commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D Day landings as they prepare for ‘Spitfires and Sweethearts’, a 1940’s event taking place over Father’s Day weekend on 14 and 15 June, from 10am to 4pm.

Working in partnership with ‘The 1940’s Roadshow’, Saltram Park will come alive with a replica spitfire, entertainment, live munition...

Get outdoors and explore Saltram

Authored by Mary

This Bank Holiday weekend visitors to Saltram can get in touch with their wild side and enjoy an afternoon of family activities dedicated to 50 things to do before you’re 11¾ .

On Saturday 24 May Saltram will host activities across the park and garden, inviting families to get outdoors and closer to nature, with pond dipping, den building and cycle rides to name a few.

Between...

Coffee with a soldier and raider of the Lost Ark

Authored by Mary

On Friday (23 May), from 11am to 12.30pm, Saltram House near Plymouth will host an illustrated talk recalling the experiences of the 5th Earl of Morley, Montagu Parker, during the First World War and on an expedition to the Holy Land in 1910.

Join Catherine Peck, House and Collections Officer, and Anida Rayfield, Tour Guide Leader and Researcher, as they bring to life one of Saltram’s...

Volunteer open day at Saltram

On Saturday 25 January, 11-3pm, Saltram House, Park and Garden is hosting a Volunteering Open Day where anyone can drop in and learn more about what goes on behind the scenes day-to-day as well as find out about the opportunities available to work with the team anywhere on the estate.

Saltram, situated on the edge of Plymouth, is supported by a large volunteering team who do a number of varied and interesting roles. Within the house volunteers help bring the story of Saltram to life: tour guides take visitors behind closed doors while room guides fuel visitors’ interest in the...

New Year, New you – volunteer open day at Saltram

Authored by Mary

On Saturday 25 January, 11-3pm, Saltram House, Park and Garden is hosting a Volunteering Open Day where anyone can drop in and learn more about what goes on behind the scenes day-to-day as well as find out about the opportunities available to work with the team anywhere on the estate.

Saltram, situated on the edge of Plymouth, is supported by a large volunteering team who do a number...

Winning sculpture takes up residence in Saltram Garden

Authored by Sarah Parker

As winter approaches Saltram Garden near Plymouth, staff, volunteers and visitors have been blessed with a bright new addition. A beautiful sculpture of a bird in flight is now on display for all to enjoy.

Saltram’s Garden contains a wealth of plants from across the globe as well as some stunning architectural wonders and water features. It now hosts this beautifully elegant sculpture...

More on offer at Saltram to get you feeling festive

Authored by Mary

This Christmas, visitors to National Trust’s Saltram near Plympton can enjoy a change from the usual food and craft fair. Staff and volunteers are looking forward to offering something a little bit special compared to previous years.

The Saltram Christmas Festival, which takes place on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 November from 10am to 4pm, replaces the old fair in the stable block and...

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