National Maritime Museum Cornwall

National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Winner of the Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award 2014, silver winner of UK Heritage Attraction of the Year at the British Travel Awards 2014 and Best Museum at the Cornwall Today Awards 2014, the Maritime Museum has 15 galleries, over five floors illustrating the past, present and future of our island nation. 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.

Explore our maritime heritage and heroes, discover Cornwall’s past, its people and the part they played in making Britain great.

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  • Home to the RSMA Diploma Collection

    The Museum is the new home of the Royal Socitey of Marine Artists' Diploma Collection, which represents a vast array of artists, styles and maritime themes. The Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) collects and promotes contemporary British marine painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking.

  • National Small Boat Collection

    The National Small Boat Collection was orginally developed by the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich. This is now housed in Cornwall where it has been extended by the addition of other craft. This collection is representative of boats from the UK and around the world.

  • Cornwall's maritime heritage

    Much of the Cornish Maritime Collection came from the former Cornwall Maritime Museum in Falmouth. It contains objects, pictures, models and archives relating to the history of Cornwall and the sea, and Falmouth in particular.

  • National Small Boat Register

    The database probably only represents a fraction of the boats which should be included. If you know of a historic boat that you think should be saved for the nation then let us know.

Admission & prices

Please visit NMMC.CO.UK for information on openings and admissions.

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