Group and school visits at Saltram
There’s so much to do and enjoy on a group visit to Saltram, whether that’s as a group of friends, colleagues or a school visit. Saltram is an ideal spot to learn about history and nature, relax in the garden, explore the grounds and, of course, enjoy some tea and cake. Below is some information to help you organise and make the most of a group visit.
Booking a group visit
We’re happy to welcome groups most days. However, there are certain occasions, such as Bank Holidays and event weekends, when we aren’t able to accommodate groups. So always ring ahead to book.
Groups of over 15 people are charged at the discounted rate, while for smaller groups current admission prices are applicable. Check Saltram’s prices page for more information.
Parking and arrival
Coach parking can be found in Saltram’s disabled visitor car park. However, this space is limited so please enquire with the team before arriving.
Our team can provide an on-board welcome for groups on arrival. Saltram House is about 140 metres from the Welcome Centre.
Free familiarisation visits for group leaders
If you're planning a group visit you can request our free Travel Trade Pass and you and a friend or colleague will gain free entry to over 300 of our places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for 12 months. There’s nothing quite like seeing or experiencing somewhere for yourself to help you plan a successful visit. To receive your pass, call 0344 800 2329 or email us at NTTravelTrade@capita.co.uk.
Who is eligible for free entry?
Registered tourist board guides (on production of a valid badge), coach drivers and tour leaders escorting groups of 15 or more. National Trust members also receive free entry, so it is at your discretion whether to refund the entrance fee to members if you have included it in your package – this is not refunded by the National Trust.
Members must bring their current membership cards with them to avoid paying the full group rate. If any of your group would like to join the National Trust please direct them to our Membership page or call 0344 800 1895.
Self-led tours at Saltram
Saltram is the perfect place for a self-led educational visit. To find out more and book a self-led tour, email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01752333500.
Schools can benefit from an Educational Group Membership, which is an annual membership giving us free access to the whole school group at National Trust places.
Where can groups eat?
Groups are welcome to visit the Park Café, which offers a range of snacks and light lunches. For something more traditional, there’s the Chapel Tea-room, which serves tea in bone china and has waitress service.
To avoid long queues it’s best for groups to visit the Park Café or Chapel Tea-room on a free-flow basis. Alternatively, if you’d like to visit either eatery as a whole group, contact the Park Café directly on 01752 333523.
Feast your eyes on Robert Adam’s neo-classical saloon at Saltram, lose yourself in the stories in the Chinese wallpaper and wonder at the sheer volume of books in the library.
Explore a garden full of seasonal bursts of colour and scents to fill the senses at Saltram, with views across the River Plym and garden walks.
Explore beautiful countryside nestled amongst Plymouth’s urban environment at Saltram. Woodland, estuary and open green spaces provide the backdrop to this city escape.
Grab a bite to eat and drink in the Chapel Tea-Room, or browse the National Trust shop. Find out what’s on the menu, and the shelves, this season.
See what there is to discover among the collection at Saltram, including fine examples of Wedgwood ceramics, intricate Chinese wallpapers and portraits by Joshua Reynolds.
If you’re planning educational group visits to National Trust places, then you could benefit from education group membership, giving you free admission for a year.
If you're travelling to the UK from overseas this year, buy a National Trust Touring Pass for entry to more than 300 places in our care. With 7-day and 14-day options available, the pass can be tailored to fit your trip. Discover where you can visit with the Touring Pass and how to buy yours.
Visiting us with a group? Then our answers to your frequently asked questions might help with any question you may have.