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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Discovery Quay | Discovery Quay, Falmouth TR113QY, England
+44 1326 313388
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spacious, places to sit, lots of info

lots of different exhibits very interesting to read, below sea and view from top both ace and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
United Kingdom
loved it

If you live local or even a tourist Go For the Annual Membership for two .you get admission to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Martin S
Plymouth, 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
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Reviewed yesterday

lots of different exhibits very interesting to read, below sea and view from top both ace and different. first trip we made café was empty, lovely food and view. 2nd tikme I went alone, heaving so didn't get a drink, big mistake as got dehydrated,...More

Thank GRACEE777
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you live local or even a tourist Go For the Annual Membership for two .you get admission to other attractions out of season . The Maritime Museum was a great place to go to . We spent two hours looking around the exhibits then...More

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful views from the lookout tower. Interesting history of the packet service and good interactive displays

Thank Ange4723
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing building, full to the brim of artifacts. Took my dad there for a treat. He was a retired shipwright at the dockyard nextdoor to the museum so he loved looking back at all the boats and old tools which he once...More

Thank lynettecavill
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with the university for a module on public history. The range of exhibitions was fantastic with current exhibitions like the Tattoo exhibition and other exhibitions exploring interesting parts of history such as the Captain Bligh Exhibition about the mutiny on the Bounty. You...More

Thank jj100675
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This building has amazing spaces and although we went specially to see the history of tattooing exhibition we saw much much more. The space is well laid out fir wheelchair users and those with mobility problems. The cafe was is brilliant with views across the...More

Thank Spike C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was recommended by our daughter and her partner and was as brilliant as they intimated. There is currently a replica of a lifeboat from the Titanic being built, which was amazing to see and the guy we spoke to was very informative and let...More

Thank claire m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum has a mixture of old and new - and currently includes exhibits that Ben Ainslie used. The lower levels show the museum under water at high tide and uppers levels have great views. It is interesting to see how boats have changed over...More

Thank Marilyn P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bligh exhibition was disappointing because there was no signage as to direction of travel although I admit it was a small area. In places it was too dark to read the information. One glass case contained interesting artefacts, the nature and history of which,...More

Thank Cooksy6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited on the 2.11.17 paid for 4 hours parking, left within the time paid. 2 weeks later I received a parking ticket for £60 I am furious. Unfortunately I can not find my ticket.there is obviously an illegal scam going on after reading other...More

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3 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.