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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

| Discovery Quay, Falmouth TR113QY, England
+44 1326 313388
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A little gem of a museum

Decided to visit the museum as was interested in the exhibits they currently have. Took a day trip... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Karl S
Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
Really requires several hours

Your admission ticket allows you to enter the museum multiple times over a year, which is helpful... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Karen M
Calgary, Canada
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
| Discovery Quay, Falmouth TR113QY, England
+44 1326 313388
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Decided to visit the museum as was interested in the exhibits they currently have. Took a day trip down to Falmouth & we had a lovely afternoon looking round the museum. You need a good few hours to be able to really take in what...More

Thank Karl S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Your admission ticket allows you to enter the museum multiple times over a year, which is helpful because there is a lot of material to see here. We started off by seeing the Captain Bligh exhibit and the Tattoo exhibit, but we will have to...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Being based 30 mins away we were looking for indoor activities to conduct & having never visited Falmouth I thought this the perfect opportunity to. I read the reviews first & knew to park a little further away & get a slightly cheaper rate. Walked...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 5 days ago

All levels are accessible by lift or ramp with plenty of space between exhibits. Family friendly with crafts that can be climbed aboard and there seems to be a good range of interactive items for children and parents which did not impinge on those without...More

Thank christine g
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fabulous quayside museum with good parking close to the centre of Falmouth( itself the home of much maritime history). Excellent permanent exhibits and two exhibitions on Bligh and British tattooing . The Bligh exhibit revealed so much more about this great mariner including his voyages...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in here, well it looked from the outside to be small, but don't be deceived, it's vast inside and on different levels. There was a special tattoo exhibition on which we walked around. Looked at the various boats, life craft and sporting machines. Then...More

Thank Umberdos
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't know what to expect before we went but we spent an enthralling two hours here. The exhibition on Captain Bligh and the bounty is worth the visit on its own. Cafe has the best hot chocolate in Falmouth

Thank ChrisLLondon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think at £12.95 this is overpriced you can use the ticket for a year but most people are visitors so unlikely to be back within a year. Three floors of all maritime history, hands on things for children. You can watch boats being built...More

Thank mesh18
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited primarily to see the temporary exhibitions on Captain Bligh and The Art of tattoo. Very interesting . Spent longer there than we imagined . Also visited the look out Tower with fantastic views over Falmouth harbour .. went down to the basement level...More

Thank Deborah2213
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent about two hours here. Worth going at high tide so you get the benefit of viewing under the water on the bottom floor. You pay and get a year's ticket so you can return. £12.50 adults. Lots to see and do and hands...More

Thank 205jeanniem
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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.
Ann B
12 October 2016|
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Response from Karen A | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure it is 10.00 - 4.00pm but check the website to be sure