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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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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Mutiny’s Conrad Humphreys at the Maritime Museum

Mutiny’s Conrad Humphreys at the Maritime Museum

From 19 April

C4's star of Mutiny Conrad Humphreys to talk leadership, camaraderie, courage + humility on the high seas at NMMC a week today.

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19 Apr
Top Things To Do in March

Top Things To Do in March

From 28 February

Your guide to the best happenings and events springing up around the Fal River this March.

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28 Feb
Top Things To Do this Half-term

Top Things To Do this Half-term

From 9 February

Keep the whole family entertained this February half-term with some fantastic activities around the Fal River.

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09 Feb