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“Great venue for all ages”

National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Ranked #4 of 61 things to do in Falmouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Baby buggy parking, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Pay once and return for unlimited visits within a year, even if like us you are only there for a week it is great value. Ideal for families with young children with hands on activities and lots of interest for the grown ups. User friendly with ramps & lifts plus nice cafeteria. Ideal as a wet or shine venue.

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Reviewed 17 July 2014

Went here while just waiting around in the area but exceeded my expectations! Great value for money especially as you pay nice then have free admission for a year! The RNLI section is brilliant and they allow you to go inside the helicopter, sit on the quad, sit on a jet ski, handle the RNLI equipment etc etc. it's nice to be able to interact with things instead of just looking at them and you don't have guides watching you all the time! Lovely cafe and right at the too has some spectacular views. Would visit again!

Thank MrsLiqbear
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Stoned off in Falmouth and not much around so visited this museum. Friendly staff and some well laid out exhibits. The new 999 presentation is excellent!

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Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

We went with our 5 and a 2 year old. There were a few activities for kids of all ages. If you have very young kids it's not really a must see, since it doesn't hold their attention that well. However, as an adult I highly enjoyed it. The restaurant service was a bit below par, although they were quite busy.

Thank Bruceadvisor
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

This is a very interesting museum with lots to see and do, including sailing radio controlled model yachts in their pool.

It also has a very comfortable, reasonably priced tearoom which makes a very pleasant place to sit down and recover from tramping Falmouth's streets.

It is not cheap, but the ticket does last for 12 months. We used it twice while we were in Falmouth and we intend to use it again.

Thank Akathistos
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