National Maritime
Museum Cornwall

Celebrating the sea, boats and Cornwall, this multi-award winning museum is a highlight of any visit to the Fal River.

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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

About the National Maritime Museum Cornwall


An independent museum located on Discovery Quay in Falmouth, the National Maritime Museum Cornwall celebrates the incredible maritime history of Falmouth, Cornwall and how the sea influences global culture.

The museum houses 15 galleries, over five floors of interactive exhibits. With a collection that spans The National Small Boat collection, exciting temporary exhibitions, artworks, maps and charts, memorabilia and other objects, and a boatbuilding workshop, there is already plenty to explore at this museum, which won The Telegraph Family Friendly Museum of the Year award in 2014.

The National Maritime Museum Cornwall is an Arts Council-funded Major Partner Museum, under the umbrella of the Cornwall Museum Partnership. Its work is supported by a wide range of generous supporters, including the Heritage Lottery Fund, the John Ellerman Foundation, and Cornwall Council.

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Access

We want to provide a great experience for all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Our building has been designed with access in mind. We’re fully accessible via ramps and lifts and have a hearing loop at the ticketing desk and in the Lecture Theatre. 

 

Opening Hours

The Museum is open every day of the year from 10am - 5pm, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Prices

Buy a full price individual ticket and get in free to the National Maritime Museum Cornwall for a year!

Adults £12.95

Children (Under 18s) £5

Children (Under 5s) Free

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What's On

What's On at The National Maritime Museum Cornwall

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Bligh Spirit

Bligh Spirit

2 June

The National Maritime Museum Cornwall - Lookout Tower, 3pm & 5pm, FREE

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02 Jun

Ongoing Events

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Captain Bligh: Myth, Man, Mutiny at The National Maritime Musuem

Captain Bligh: Myth, Man, Mutiny at The National Maritime Musuem

17 March 2017 — 7 January 2018

The museum's second major temporary exhibition for 2017, from 17 March 2017 to 7 January 2018

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17 Mar +296 Days
Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed

Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed

17 March 2017 — 7 January 2018

Tattooing is a magical, romantic, exciting and often-misunderstood art-form, and this exhibition aims to communicate some of that magic to visitors." Dr Matt Lodder, guest curator.

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17 Mar +296 Days
Awesome Adventurers Playzone

Awesome Adventurers Playzone

1 — 31 May

National Maritime Museum Cornwall, tickets: adults £12.95, under 18’s £5, under 5’s Free

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01 May +30 Days

Latest News/Blogs from The National Maritime Museum Cornwall

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High flying Line-Up Announced for Fal River Festival

High flying Line-Up Announced for Fal River Festival

From 11 May

The 12th annual Falmouth University Fal River Festival has announced its full line-up, revealing a 10-day programme packed with diverse and entertaining events in celebration of the area's cultural and natural riches.

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11 May
Top Things To Do in May

Top Things To Do in May

3 May

Now that spring is in full swing there's certainly no shortage of things to do in the Fal River area. Cornwall is stepping into summer and the Fal River Festival is just around the corner. We've rounded up the top ten events that we think you need to know about in May.

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03 May