Fal River Faves: National Maritime Museum Cornwall
8 June 2017
With 15 galleries, over five floors the multi-award winning National Maritime Museum Cornwall has so much to explore and discover!
We love spending the day at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, learning all about the rich maritime heritage of the Fal River! Packed full of fascinating interactive exhibits, the museum is a must-do for locals and visitors alike.
The museum houses a huge collection of objects, boats, art, books and archives. There is so much to learn and discover including how Cornish people have made a living from the sea, how local craft were built and who sailed in them.
You can also witness the stories of dramatic rescues off the Cornish coast, Listen to tales of the lives of Cornish fishermen in their own words, discover the animals and plants that live in the estuary, find out how sails were traditionally made and much more.
- The ground-breaking major exhibitions. In 2017 the exhibitions are Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed and Captain Bligh: Myth, Man and Mutiny.
- The hanging flotilla of small boats suspended from the ceiling in the Main Hall.
- The Boatbuilding Workshop the where you can see shipwrights at work restoring and building boats!
- The Tidal Zone where you can go underwater and look out into the harbour through two large windows – if you stand there long enough you might catch a glimpse of a cormorant diving after a fish, crabs, and shrimps.
- Climbing to the top of the Look Out Tower where you can take in the breathtaking views and find out about historic buildings, local landmarks, coastal features and vessels in the harbour.
- The exciting programme of children’s activities during the school holidays!
Need to knows...
During the summer a regular Park & Float ferry service (Mon – Sat) from the car park at Ponsharden on the outskirts of Falmouth, direct to Custom House Quay in the town centre, just around the corner from the Museum. From there it’s about a 10 minute walk to the Museum where you’ll receive a 10% discounted entry by showing your ticket.
The museum is open daily from 10am – 5pm
Buy a full price ticket and get in free to the Museum for a year!