Saltram House

Saltram House

Saltram stands high above the River Plym in a rolling and wooded landscaped park that now provides precious green space on the outskirts of Plymouth. The House with its magnificent decoration and original contents was largely created between the 1740's and 1820's by three generations of the Parker family.

Highlights include Robert Adam's neo-classical Saloon, exquisite plasterwork ceilings, original Chinese wallpapers and an exceptional collection of paintings including many by Sir Joshua Reynolds and Angelica Kauffman. The Garden is predominantly 19th century and contains an Orangery and several follies, as well as beautiful shrubberies and imposing specimen trees. Located within the Garden is the Chapel Gallery offering a wide selection of local arts and crafts including original paintings, ceramics, jewellery and much more.

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  • 18th Century Faience Monteith

    Late 18th century Monteith (glass cooler) part of a French faience (tin-glazed earthenware) service believed to have been produced in Marseilles at the Veuve Perrin factory.It bears the crest of Montagu Edmund Parker (1737-1813) of Whiteway, who ordered the service c.1765-1770.Each piece has a slightly different design.

  • Joshua ReynoldsPRA by Angelica Kauffman RA

    An unusual portrait of Sir Joshua Reynolds PRA (1723-1792) by Angelica Kauffman RA (1741-1807).It is a very sympathetic and affectionate portrait, in sharp contrast to the austere manner of Reynolds own self portraits.The painting features Reynolds in 17th century dress with books written by his acquaintances beside him and a bust of Michelangelo behind him.

  • 'Chinese Chippendale' style chair

    A set of chairs in the Chinese style made popular by the designs of Thomas Chippendale. Both the back and sides are filled with stylised Chinese panelling,the square legs and brackets are carved fretwork characteristic of English chinoiserie of the period.

  • Writing Desk

    For many years believed to be the work of Andre Charles Boulle (1642-1732) this rare and beautiful writing desk c.1700 has a beech carcase overlaid with brass, shell and multi-coloured inlays of mother-of-pearl,ivory and dyed woods.It is one of at least ten known pieces of furniture in this rare and distinctive varied colour style.

  • Chinese Mirror Painting

    A rare and fascinating set of five mid-18th century reverse paintings on glass showing colourful Chinese figures with landscape backgrounds.Set in contemporary English gilded wood frames in the manner of Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779).High quality glass was not manufactured in China at this time and had to be imported in.

Admission & prices

16 Feb to 3 Mar 11-4.00 Sat & Sun
9 March to 3 Nov 12-4.30 Sat - Thu

Garden & Shop
2 Jan to 8 Mar 11-4 Mon-Sun
9 Mar to 3 Nov 11-5 Mon-Sun
4 Nov to 31 Dec 11-4 Mon-Sun

Chapel Arts & Crafts
2 Feb to 23 Dec 11-4.30 Mon

Park Café
1 Jan to 8 Mar 10-4 Mon-Sun
9 Mar to 3 Nov 10-5 Mon-Sun
4 Nov to 31 Dec 11-4 Mon-Sun

All Year Dawn to Dusk

House & Garden Entry
National Trust Members - FREE
Adult - £10.70
Child (5-17) - £ 5.30
Family (2 Adults and 3 Children) - £26.70
Family ( 1 Adult and 3 Children) - £16.00
Groups of 15+ - £8.50 pp

Garden Only
Adult - £ 5.30
Child (5-17) - £ 2.90

Guided Tours by prior arrangement £15 per person

* From November to March the Chapel Gallery opening times vary, please phone to check
* Parts of House open for special Christmas events, visit website for details
* Timed tickets in operation daily
*The Park Cafe and Fennamore Room available for private hire (Tel: 01752 333523)
* Last entry to House 45 minutes before closing (3.45pm)
* Open Good Friday

Find us

For directions see website


  • Parking available
  • Toilets On-Site
  • Wheelchair access
  • Cafe on-site
  • Childrens activities
  • Gift Shop

Most of the ground floor of the House is accessible by wheelchair. The first floor is not accessible for wheelchairs and there is no lift access to upper floors. There are digital images in the library of those areas not accessible to wheelchair users which have proved quite popular.

The gardens are largely accessible and there is a wheelchair friendly route available.

The Gallery ground floor is accessible to wheelchairs users.

Most of the paths around the Estate are wheelchair accessible; however some are more suited to all-terrain chairs or Trampers. There is a Tramper on site which can be hired out to members of the Countryside Mobility Scheme. Booking is essential.

Both the Restaurant and Shop have level entrances.

Toilets are situated at the front of the stables courtyard and in the restaurant.

Saltram House

T: 01752 333500

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Saltram House

Saltram House

Plymouth, DEVON PL7 1UH