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National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Ranked #12 of 59 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: Baby buggy parking, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice view in a lovely day beautiful town value for money. Nice calm sea . Beautiful beaches Falmouth is wonderful

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited the museum on a number of occasions and always enjoy our time here. The titanic stories exhibition is well worth a look. Very informative museum, staff really helpful and a lovely lunch overlooking the water was perfect. Pay once and you can visit all year, so we will be back again when we are in Cornwall later this year.

Thank Tracey R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very impressive building which left a lot to be desired inside regarding exhibits for such a famous city, considering the overpriced admission. The volunteers were very helpful. The cafe menu was very lacking considering the surrounding competition for eating. Needs some pro-active exhibits especially for keeping children interested. Titanic exhibit not up to date considering recent TV documentary.Good parking on site. Don't be tempted by the signs for ' Park and Ride'.
M&S. Nottingham.

Thank melvyn r
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here while berthed in the nearby marina. Welcome was effusive, perhaps a bit over the top. The Titanic exhibition was no more than ok, although possibly my opinion was influenced by the fact that we were about to set off round Land’s End! I actually found many things quite difficult to read, although there were some large print versions around.
A single entrance was, I think, about £13 which was very expensive for what there was.

Thank Nan K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We mainly visited as there is a titanic exhibition on which was pretty good although I have seen better. It’s quite expensive to get in and although there were plenty of exhibits I didn’t think it was that great to be honest. It seemed to be mostly about Sail boats and I would have appreciated more history of ships/sailing and in particular relevant to the local area. It didn’t match my expectations but kept me quiet for an hour or so

Thank manchesterbuggerlugs
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