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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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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 Admission

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!

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Latest News/Blogs from The National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Shooting Stars at the Maritime Museum

Shooting Stars at the Maritime Museum

19 December 2008 — 4 January 2009

JUST because the Christmas festivities are over doesn’t mean the fun stops at the Maritime Museum.

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19 Dec +16 Days
Cornwall reveals hidden 'Titanic' memories

Cornwall reveals hidden 'Titanic' memories

19 December 2008 — 6 March 2009

NATIONAL Maritime Museum Cornwall’s recent announcement of a new Titanic exhibition and a request for locals to get in touch with their memories has revealed some incredible stories.

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19 Dec +77 Days
Newlyn fishermen Exhibition Opens in January

Newlyn fishermen Exhibition Opens in January

18 December 2008 — 26 February 2009

IN a dramatic photographic exhibition, Vince Bevan explores the story of the fishermen of Newlyn through images from his photo essay Newlyn: Fishing for a Living.

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18 Dec +70 Days