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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Titanic exhibition made the visit

The museum is in a relatively new building on Discovery Quay, which reflects harbour architecture... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ian C
London, United Kingdom
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Good for a rainy day

Nice morning spent wandering round the Titanic display and boats. Kids loved the play area. Very... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
carol b
Fareham, 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...more
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Discovery Quay, Falmouth TR11 3QY, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The museum is in a relatively new building on Discovery Quay, which reflects harbour architecture inside and out. The displays cover a number of different areas, generally with a focus on Cornwell and Falmouth. It is best to explore the Titanic exhibition which comes out...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice morning spent wandering round the Titanic display and boats. Kids loved the play area. Very nice Café. A bit expensive as was only there for the day and live 5 hours away so wont return any time soon. Would be nice if they did...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lil lady loved it. Titanic exhibits very interesting. Gift aid and get entrance all year. Loved looking at old wooden hulls. Good outfit.

Thank gardnercfc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good maritime museum. They have Ben Ainslie's boats. Loved the Cornwall galleries which detailed life for the Cornish in relation to the sea. Really good views from the lookout.

Thank Sam3314
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thrilling to see Sir Ben Ainslie's Olympic boats & so many other famous craft. Very interactive, super for children from toddlers to teens. The Titanic exhibition is fantastic, replacing many of the myths surrounding its terrible fate with facts conveyed in memorable ways. A must-see....More

Thank Freckleflem
Reviewed 1 week ago

excellent museum so much for the children to look at especially going up the observation tower in the lift and walking down to the separate floor. The Titanic exhibition was very informative and plenty to keep your attention

Thank coneyhouse
Reviewed 1 week ago

Okay if you do like boats, I went to see the under the sea windows. Gutted, they were filthy, green slime, couldn’t see the water, let alone any sea life. Very expensive at £13 each. Wasn’t worth the £26 spent.

Thank Re H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting, we needed to spend longer here. The Titanic exhibition is brilliant, particularly the local connections. A bit expensive, but the tickets allow returns for a whole year.

Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a good insight into Maritime history, particularly in Cornwall. The exhibits were splendid. At the time, the Titanic Exhibition (running until January) was showing - for want of a better word, awesome! It was necessary to return the next day. Please note that...More

Thank oldakwasi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here about 10 years ago when children were small and planned to visit now they are teenagers as they had fond memories. The museum itself is a great day out with children young and old as many things for them to touch and...More

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17 June 2018|
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Response from rikmay2 | Reviewed this property |
Should be out by 3:15pm then. Not worth going in. :(
17 June 2018|
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Response from KrystinaA_12 | Reviewed this property |
Just about
4 October 2017|
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Response from 253DougC | Reviewed this property |
£13.50 per Adult July 2018 .This is for a year's membership so if your a day tripper this is expensive.