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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Discovery Quay, Falmouth. TR11 3QY
01326 313388
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Parking is a short level walk away. Nearest car parks are the Maritime Car Park and Grove Street Car Park.

About National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Learn about the unbreakable ties between the people of Cornwall and the briny blue. The exhibitions at this independent Falmouth museum unravel fascinating tales of life on the ocean, from plucky Packet Service crews to modern-day national and international explorers.

Celebrate the overwhelming influence of the sea on history and culture, exploring 15 galleries over five floors.

Dive into the current major exhibition, Monsters of the Deep. Visit the Boatbuilding Workshop and see what the team are currently working on. Head to the Treasure Island Play Zone and the RNLI Rescue Zone where imaginations can run wild. Take a moment to look up at the flying flotilla in the Main Hall and then drink in the views in the Waterside Café.

Opening Dates & Times

Open every day of the year from 10am – 5pm, except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

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Worth Knowing

You can go underwater without getting wet in the museum’s Tidal Zone.

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What Visitors Say

"We spent 3 hours at the museum and were amazed by the whole place. The layout of the various exhibits was excellent. A great learning experience for every member of the family. The gift shop had a great selection of books."
"The National Maritime Museum in Falmouth is by far the best museum we've ever visited! Packed full of history, knowledge, hands on experiences (with exceptional Covid security) there's something of interest for all. Our greeting at the ticket desk was warm, friendly and made us feel very welcome! We were enthralled by the Cornish gallery - especially the interpretation about the packets. I would like to thank everyone involved for all the hard work that has gone into creating such an interesting space. The fact that we can come back and carry on our journey of discovery over the next year is a very welcome one!"
"Really enjoyed our afternoon here and would recommend a visit here for all ages. Made the history come alive and was both informative and interesting."

National Maritime Museum Cornwall News & Events

15 Jun

Ednamair and the Robertsons at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall

In his own words, Douglas Robertson presents a personal recount of one family’s incredible story of survival at sea.

28 May
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Water Safety Weekend with the RNLI at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall

On Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 May get water-wise with the RNLI as they take over National Maritime Museum Cornwall for a Water Safety Weekend.

30 May
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Mini Monsters of the Not So Deep at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall in Falmouth

This May half term The Rock Pool Project are helping National Maritime Museum Cornwall discover more from the rock pools along our Cornish coast.

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