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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

| Discovery Quay, Falmouth TR113QY, England
+44 1326 313388
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Interesting but Confusing

Admission to the National Maritime Museum costs £12.95 and as a Maritime Enthusiast I thought I... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Trev B
Maidstone, Kent, UK
via mobile
Enjoyed the different levels and was also weirdly fascinated by the tattoo exhibit

Another must see place here in Cornwall . Laid out really well with interesting staff on hand to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Swanage, United Kingdom
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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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| Discovery Quay, Falmouth TR113QY, England
+44 1326 313388
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Admission to the National Maritime Museum costs £12.95 and as a Maritime Enthusiast I thought I would visit on a rainy afternoon for my first visit. There were two exhibitions on when I visited, an interesting one on Captain Bligh and the Mutiny on the...More

Thank Trev B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Another must see place here in Cornwall . Laid out really well with interesting staff on hand to tell a few back ground stories !! Loved hearing about Amaryllis super Yacht from George ! Loved seeing about Barry bullimore the five days at sea under...More

Thank Pinksteph369
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lots of interesting historical information about boating over the years. Not as many boats on display as we expected, sometimes felt like there were big empty spaces. Brilliant to see the workshop in action and the boat they are building looks like it will be...More

Thank Charlotte S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Far too expensive to visit and the offer of a year`s pass is not at all attractive if you are just visiting on holiday; there ought to be a single visit ticket option. I have been wanting to visit for years and was very disappointed....More

Thank fleming47
Reviewed 5 days ago

Brilliant so much information available, very visual. Great tattoo exhibition. Would have liked to have seen and spoken to someone working in the workshop. But not sure if it was manned on a Sunday. We used the cafe, loved there soup. Nice pot of tea....More

Thank holidaypairWiltshire
Reviewed 5 days ago

We arrived as the museum opened and could happily have spent hours there. The displays are excellent and it was lovely to see some boats which children can play in. Another feature we were impressed with is the children's story time which looked well attended...More

Thank Jean S
Reviewed 5 days ago

For those with any appreciation for the sea, or those just learning, this is a worthwhile visit. The small craft collection is quite interesting. You will certainly be amazed by the exhibits about those with tales of survival at sea after calamities. The current exhibit...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We could have spent much longer here but hadn't realised it would be so interesting with so much to see. All the exhibits were very well displayed with just the right amount of information. We loved the under sea experience and views from the top...More

Thank Colleen H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had really been looking forward to visiting but ended up wishing we hadn't bothered: far too expensive and no concessions ; poorly organised; electronic displays not working; badly signed; no free leaflet on arrival; little/no information about some exhibits. It was poorly signed outside...More

1  Thank Simmoduo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great exhibition of Captain Blyth and the real history of mutiny on The Bounty ship. Well aid out areas - nice to see Sir Ben Ainslie's Olympic sailing boats and a fab steam day boat

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3 October 2017|
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Response from Mustang1955 | Reviewed this property |
I think it was £12.95 but i feel it was worth it.
25 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.