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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Rattlebox Theatre at NMMC

Rattlebox Theatre at NMMC

15 August

Live performance & storytelling at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall

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15 Aug
Rattlebox Theatre at NMMC

Rattlebox Theatre at NMMC

17 August

Live performance & storytelling at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall

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17 Aug
The Sea Show by Squashbox Theatre

The Sea Show by Squashbox Theatre

29 August

Set Sail for the Maritime Museum and catch this quirky and hilarious mix of puppet show, natural history and comedy cabaret.

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29 Aug

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

Latest News/Blogs from The National Maritime Museum Cornwall

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Join the crew of HMS Adventure this summer

Join the crew of HMS Adventure this summer

From 21 July

This summer at The National Maritime Museum Cornwall in Falmouth: Join the crew of HMS in the Awesome Adventurers Play Zone, alongside 6 weeks of live performance and storytelling, with new craft activities every week. And! Thorsdays are back!

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21 Jul
Tatty Devine partners with NMMC to create Jewellery Collection

Tatty Devine partners with NMMC to create Jewellery Collection

From 13 July

The bespoke jewellery collection is inspired by first female tattoo artist Jessie Knight.

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13 Jul
Fal River Faves: National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Fal River Faves: National Maritime Museum Cornwall

From 8 June

With 15 galleries, over five floors the multi-award winning National Maritime Museum Cornwall has so much to explore and discover!

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08 Jun