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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Discovery Quay | Discovery Quay, Falmouth TR11 3QY, England
+44 1326 313388
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Looking for a Bath

I went to Greenwich to see a bath which was sailed to France. There they told me that as it was a... read more

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Tobywebb35
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London, United Kingdom
Dont!

Over priced, over rated, underwhelming and poorly presented and whatever you do avoid the car park... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Steve B
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Lymington, 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 TR11 3QY, England
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Reviewed today

I went to Greenwich to see a bath which was sailed to France. There they told me that as it was a small boat it would be at the Cornish branch. I went there to see it but learnt that it was no longer there...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Over priced, over rated, underwhelming and poorly presented and whatever you do avoid the car park - run by a private company of third rate ........... and they charge accordingly. Apart from the location this facility has little to recommend it. So ...dont!

Thank Steve B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our visits to Falmouth always include at least one trip to NMMF and as ever always offers a great day out. The current Titanic exhibition is great and brings the real story to life. May have to go back before we go.home. The guides are...More

Thank Neill B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I say almost because we never went in. Arrived after a long drive....paid £3 for parking. Then told it was £13.50 each! Are they on another planet? The top museums in Lo don are FREE. This was an insult. We got there 1 1/2 hrs...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Started off by being shocked and annoyed by the extortionate parking charges then fond we had to pay £13.50 each to get into the museum. Reluctantly paid as we had travelled so far to see it but what a waste of money. Even as boat,...More

Thank drcaholme
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would rather given £27.00 to the guy busking in the town biggest rip off I have ever been too as most museums are free nowadays i really thought this place was going to be something special but I was wrong £13.50 each and walked...More

Thank steveree1978
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to pay £13.50 each, then discovered that a 50 strong school party was about to arrive. Great! Had a quickish look around before they came, knowing that we could return another day on the same tickets. Managed a longer look around 2 days...More

Thank David F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very shocked at the price, when we are used to all our London museums being free. No reduction for pensioners, so unfortunately we could not afford to see the museum, hence this being a very short review. So we left disapointed and rather disgusted. Shame...More

Thank Susan G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Museum is in a modern building in the redeveloped quayside in Falmouth. The views from the top floor are impressive, the same cannot be said for the below water experience. If counting discarded cans at the bottom of the ocean is your thing then...More

Thank Roger W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kids of all ages will enjoy a day out in Falmouth and the museum. Hundreds of exhibits and interactive sessions. Check out the website for special events throughout the year

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Jblackmoore
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Response from Mustang1955 | Reviewed this property |
I think it was £12.95 but i feel it was worth it.
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JFish72
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.
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Response from boistonm | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but the Viking exhibition is on until Jan.
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