Devon maritime history

You can learn more about Devon's maritime history at these museums. Select a museum to find out more, including their opening times (which may be seasonal), how to find them and what else is in their collections.

  • Britannia Museum, Britannia Royal Naval College

    Britannia Museum, Britannia Royal Naval College

    Dartmouth

    As the site of officer training for the Royal Navy for over a century, Britannia Royal Naval College in many respects resembles a living museum, not unlike a stately home,in which modern day-to-day life exists in parallel with a rich history and tradition.

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  • Dartmouth Museum

    Dartmouth Museum

    Dartmouth

    Dartmouth Museum is a small, fascinating and interesting museum housed in an atmospheric old merchant's house, built in approximately 1640.

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  • Topsham Museum

    Topsham Museum

    Topsham

    Topsham Museum is housed in one of a group of late 17th century buildings overlooking the Exe Estuary.

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  • Devonport Naval Heritage Centre

    Devonport Naval Heritage Centre

    Plymouth

    The Devonport Naval Heritage Site and Visitor Centre records the development of The Dockyard and Plymouth’s pivotal role in supporting the Royal Navy through major conflicts since 1300, including two World Wars.

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