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

Viking Invasion at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall.


Where else in the world can you jump aboard a Viking ship and meet the Vikings, go under the sea without getting wet, learn how to sail, climb a 100ft tower and touch Olympic boats all in one day?

Thousands have seen the highly acclaimed Viking Voyagers exhibition. Now in its second and final year, don't miss your opportunity to take an epic journey into the Viking world.

Get up close to Norse voyagers, experience Viking life over 1000 years ago with smells, hands on objects and climb aboard a full scale replica Viking ship.

Discover rare antiquities, many on display for the first time in the UK. Encounter real history from ship graffiti to a sorceress' wand and treasures from Viking raids.

Discover the secret to the Vikings' success. Explore the truth behind the popular myth of the bloodthirsty raiders.

National Maritime Museum Cornwall has 15 galleries, over five floors beautifully exploring our maritime heritage and heroes.

Discover Cornwall's past, its people and the part they played in making Britain great.

The Viking Voyagers exhibition closes on 2 January 2017

General Enquiries
National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Discovery Quay
Cornwall TR11 3QY
T: 01326 313388
F: 01326 317878

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

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

Adults £12.50
Under 18s £5.00
Children (Under 5s) Free

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Ongoing Events

Skeleton: New Sculpture from Old Boats at the Maritime Museum

Skeleton: New Sculpture from Old Boats at the Maritime Museum

10 November 2016 — 30 April 2017

On Friday, 11 November 2016, the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, opens a new sculpture exhibition by our first ever ‘artist in residence’.

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10 Nov +170 Days
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

Latest News/Blogs from The National Maritime Museum Cornwall

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
Top Things To Do in February

Top Things To Do in February

From 30 January

Here’s our latest on what to do in February around the Fal River area. So much to choose from, here’s our top 10 favourites.

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30 Jan