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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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What's On

Latest News/Blogs from The National Maritime Museum Cornwall



From 7 November 2017

National Maritime Museum Cornwall celebrates Cornwall's relationship with the sea with new social media community engagement campaign #CornwallTheSeaandMe

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07 Nov
Top Things to do in November

Top Things to do in November

From 1 November 2017

Your comprehensive guide to the best events popping up around the Fal River this November.

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01 Nov
Review: Awesome Adventurers at NMMC

Review: Awesome Adventurers at NMMC

From 10 August 2017

This month we took 2 energetic explorers to check out the National Maritime Museum Cornwall’s AWESOME new adventure themed Play Zone!

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10 Aug