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A magnificent Georgian mansion and tranquil garden lie at the heart of this historic parkland.
Saltram overlooks the River Plym and is set in a rolling landscape park that provides precious green space on the outskirts of Plymouth. Strolling along the riverside or through the woodland, you can almost forget that the city lies so close.
Saltram was home to the Parker family from 1743, when an earlier mansion was remodelled to reflect the family’s increasingly prominent position. It's magnificently decorated, with original contents including Chinese wallpapers and an exceptional collection of paintings (several by Sir Joshua Reynolds). It also has a superb country house library and Robert Adam’s Neo-classical Saloon.
Learn about some of the fascinating characters and family stories, including the correspondence between Frances, the first Countess, and Jane Austen.
The garden is mostly 19th century, with a working 18th-century orangery and follies, beautiful shrubberies and imposing specimen trees providing year-round interest.
Join the Saltram family
Do you love Saltram? We have over 200 volunteers who do and collectively gift more than 38,000 hours to Saltram each year.
Our family keeps on growing and with Saltram House opening for longer in 2015 we're hoping that more supporters will help us continue our work, all year round.
This January we'll be throwing open our doors and inviting you to meet our Room Guides who'll be here to share their stories and experiences about volunteering at Saltram.
If you would like to know more about becoming a volunteer Room Guide at Saltram then pop along on Friday 23 January between 10-4pm.
Volunteer Open Day
Room Guide recruitment on Friday 23 January, 10-4pm
Monthly Sunday social cycle rides from 11am in the park, 11 Jan
Blessing Saltram's orchard in style on Sat 17 January, 6-9pm
Half-term in the house
Saltram house open for half-term weekend fun, 14/15 & 21/22 February
Saltram every day
The house opens daily from 28 Feb, 11-4.30pm