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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

| Discovery Quay, Falmouth TR113QY, England
+44 1326 313388
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A fascinating and impressive museum

Having never visited Falmouth before we did not know what to expect. Do not miss this museum under... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
David P
Southampton, United Kingdom
great shop

This is a must if you like the sea and boats. A very fascinating few hours spent in here, they also... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Tina W
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With over 15 galleries, a boatbuilding workshop, exciting new exhibitions every year, interactive exhibits and a collection that spans The National Small Boat collection, artworks, maps and charts, memorabilia and other objects there’s plenty to explore. Located in a breathtaking location overlooking aptly named Discovery Quay in the centre of Falmouth, The National Maritime Museum Cornwall is an award winning museum celebrating the sea. New exhibitions for 2017!!! Tattoo: The History of British Tattoo Art Revealed A genuinely ground-breaking and comprehensive history of British tattooing, featuring cutting edge designers, leading academics and major private collectors. This is the largest gathering of real objects and original tattoo artwork ever assembled in the UK featuring over 400 original artworks, photographs and historic artefacts. Until 7 January 2018. Captain Bligh: Myth, Man and Mutiny Step into the sights and sounds of one the greatest survival feats in British history. Exploring Bligh's Cornish roots, challenging the Hollywood depcitions and bringing to life on of the greatest small boat survival stories. Until 7 January 2018. New Play Zone! - Awesome Adventurers Go on an awesome adventure this summer. Inspired by the heroic voyages of exploration by ships such as Captain Bligh’s HMS Bounty, join the crew of HMS Adventure in our Play Zone to explore the Pacific Islands. Open May - December 2017.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
| Discovery Quay, Falmouth TR113QY, England
+44 1326 313388
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Having never visited Falmouth before we did not know what to expect. Do not miss this museum under any circumstances, it is splendidly arranged with excellent exhibits and a fascinating lookout tower, enjoyable and impressive.

Thank David P
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a must if you like the sea and boats. A very fascinating few hours spent in here, they also have a cafe were you can lunch, its not bad at all. might be a bit boring for very small children but if a...More

Thank Tina W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit when in Falmouth, brilliant on a rainy day, or if you need to escape the heat. We planned this visit on the day it was forecast to rain, so it was a little busier than perhaps it would normally be. The...More

Thank Kazzbahh
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was raining and so we wasnt sure where to go. We visited this place a number of years ago and decided to re-visit. Our 2 little boys absolutely loved the place and were kept entertained for the whole day. The adults were also entertained...More

Thank jackinbox99
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well laid out, interesting side exhibitions (Tattoos and Bligh on our visit)., good cafe with excellent view. Great views also from the tower and interesting talk by Anne giving local history of the immediate area. Lose yourselves in all aspects of the maritime world...More

Thank fordhamfrank
Reviewed 1 week ago

a good museum but pricey, the staff go out of their way to help and there are a lot of hands on exhibits for children

Thank john o
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a good visit from the modern Olympic sailing yacht of Ben Ainslee to the historic display of the most heroic Packet Captain John Bull. The tattoo art exhibition this year is another great piece of history, the arms look real!

Thank Hotel A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Maritime Museum is well worth a visit, it has lots of information from the past to present and many things to see. It also helps if you like boating (my wife found it a bit boring)

Thank _j_hunt41
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It cost Adults £12.95 and although you can visit for a year at no extra cost I felt it was expensive. There are no Concessions or Family Tickets available. There is a far amount to see and the walk up to the top of the...More

Thank Lin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a magnificent museum filled with information and historic craft. The staff are informative and keen to answer questions and enthuse about the exhibits. We had a limited time available but could have stayed enthralled for hours if time had allowed. Itis also child...More

Thank John R
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when i vist tid in septermber when did they pit in the boats
9 November 2016|
Response from boistonm | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but the Viking exhibition is on until Jan.
Ann B
What are opening times
12 October 2016|
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Response from Karen A | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure it is 10.00 - 4.00pm but check the website to be sure
Can disabled visitors use a mobility scooter round museum?
9 July 2016|
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