National Maritime Museum Cornwall

National Maritime Museum Cornwall

National Maritime Museum Cornwall celebrates the incredible maritime history of Falmouth, Cornwall and how the sea influences global culture: explore 15 family friendly galleries over 5 floors. Ascend the 100ft Look Out tower and see Falmouth’s famous harbour from the skies; descend into the Tidal Zone to appreciate one of only three natural underwater galleries in the world; and be spellbound by a sky filled with a flotilla of flying boats.

With a collection that spans The National Small Boat collection, exciting temporary exhibitions, artworks, maps and charts, memorabilia and other objects, and a boatbuilding workshop, there’s plenty to explore at this family friendly museum.

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  • National Small Boat Collection

    Originally developed by the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, this collection is now housed in Cornwall, and representative of boats from the UK and around the world. A collection of objects and archives also supports the National Small Boat Collection.

  • Monsters of the Deep

    The museums newest, major exhibition: Take a deep breath and plunge down to the dark murky depths of the ocean and discover the monsters that lurk beneath. Are there krakens with tentacles two miles long and giant sharks as big as skyscrapers? Open until December 2022.

  • Cornwall's Maritime Heritage

    A collection spanning objects, pictures, models and archives relating to the history of Cornwall and the sea, and Falmouth in particular.

  • Hegarty's Boatyard

    This exhibition celebrates the traditional wooden boat craftsmen, and last surviving wooden boatyard in Ireland, where skills and traditions are passed down from one generation to the next, and beautiful hand-crafted boats are made with passion and integrity.

  • Memories of Falmouth - The Weller Collection

    The Weller Collection exhibition is a fascinating photographic insight into Falmouth, its changing vessels and the surrounding area during the 1930s to 1980s. This exhibition will run until Sunday 3 October.

Admission & prices

Adults: £15.50
Children (Under 18s): £7.75
Children (Under 5s): Free

The museum is open daily from 10am - 5pm, except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Find us

Get to National Maritime Museum Cornwall by Fal River Links Ferries, the Park & Float and Park & Ride Services (summer only), the closest car park is 100m away, there are buses and a branch line train from Truro. Visit the museum website for info.

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  • Toilets On-Site
  • Wheelchair access
  • Cafe on-site
  • Childrens activities
  • Gift Shop

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Discovery Quay
TR11 3QY

T: 01326 313388

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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Discovery Quay
Falmouth, CORNWALL TR11 3QY