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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Discovery Quay | Discovery Quay, Falmouth TR113QY, England
+44 1326 313388
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Beautiful February

Beautiful sunny day in Falmouth, lots to look at inside and out, kids look like they having fun. A... read more

Reviewed today
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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Interesting Attraction

We were staying at a hotel for 3 nights and wandered into Falmouth on the Sunday, being the best... read more

Reviewed yesterday
St Austell, United Kingdom
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With over 15 galleries, a boatbuilding workshop, exciting new exhibitions every year, interactive exhibits and a collection that spans The National Small Boat collection, artworks, maps and charts, memorabilia and other objects there’s plenty to explore. Located in a breathtaking location overlooking aptly named Discovery Quay in the centre of Falmouth, The National Maritime Museum Cornwall is an award winning museum celebrating the sea. New exhibitions for 2017!!! Tattoo: The History of British Tattoo Art Revealed A genuinely ground-breaking and comprehensive history of British tattooing, featuring cutting edge designers, leading academics and major private collectors. This is the largest gathering of real objects and original tattoo artwork ever assembled in the UK featuring over 400 original artworks, photographs and historic artefacts. Until 7 January 2018. Captain Bligh: Myth, Man and Mutiny Step into the sights and sounds of one the greatest survival feats in British history. Exploring Bligh's Cornish roots, challenging the Hollywood depcitions and bringing to life on of the greatest small boat survival stories. Until 7 January 2018. New Play Zone! - Awesome Adventurers Go on an awesome adventure this summer. Inspired by the heroic voyages of exploration by ships such as Captain Bligh’s HMS Bounty, join the crew of HMS Adventure in our Play Zone to explore the Pacific Islands. Open May - December 2017.
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Discovery Quay | Discovery Quay, Falmouth TR113QY, England
+44 1326 313388
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Reviewed today via mobile

Beautiful sunny day in Falmouth, lots to look at inside and out, kids look like they having fun. A year long ticket so every visit the external view will change. Will be back.

Thank Tazzimoko
Reviewed yesterday

We were staying at a hotel for 3 nights and wandered into Falmouth on the Sunday, being the best day of the weekend. One friend suggested going to NMM and it was a good choice. Very interesting and varied and informative displays for all ages,...More

Thank johnbrookside
Reviewed 4 days ago

New displays and exhibitions, full facilities ideal on a rainy day, or for families and for people interested in the sea. Go below the waves at high tide? Pop in and see I like it. Good selection of gifts in a well stocked shop.

Thank Terry B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were visiting friends and needed somewhere to go, en-route, to kill time out of the hideous weather. And what a good choice! Very interesting and varied and informative displays for all ages, including a dedicated children’s activity area. We didn’t use the cafe but...More

Thank IsaacsNanna1957
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited Falmouth on the busy sunny bank holiday weekend of 2017. Went to the car park, couldn’t find a parking space as it was too busy. We left and returned shortly afterwards to try again, as we couldn’t find a space anywhere else either....More

Thank PlymouthSmiler
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here in October 2017, and absolutely loved it! Knowing how ignored the tattoo community often is, I loved seeing an exhibit dedicated to it, showing work from two artists at the tattoo studio I use. The exhibit was well laid out and so...More

Thank HobbitTraveller7
Reviewed 1 week ago

while visiting Falmouth we decided to visit the museum, very interesting and educational at times. Have been both times we stayed in Falmouth. Well worth a visit

Thank cartjd
Reviewed 1 week ago

Though I'm not a yachty person, this museum was a good visit and its contents more varied than its name suggests. Good sections on Falmouth's own importance as a port and on Cornish seafaring. Intersting sections on weather lore and forecasting and on navigating -...More

Thank TheRegni
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only visited again as we had an annual pass from last year and the weather was terrible. Otherwise would not pay the extortionate rate to get it. Staff a bit strange and not overly helpful; cafe VERY poor and dirty-looking; shop large but over-priced. They’ve...More

Thank JerseyGirl1981
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Somewhere dry on a rainy day. Lack of toilets in view of size. Plenty of exhibits, but not that interesting unless you are extremely interested in the topic. Cafe was reasonably spacious. Sandwiches filled to order with plenty of filling. Would not rush to revisit.

Thank ritad211
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4 October 2017|
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Response from Mustang1955 | Reviewed this property |
I think it was £12.95 but i feel it was worth it.
26 July 2017|
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Response from Tina W | Reviewed this property |
Hi, as far as i know you can take your dog into the shop at the entrance but thats all.
9 November 2016|
Response from boistonm | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but the Viking exhibition is on until Jan.