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National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Falmouth

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Inside a building near the harbor designed by M.J. Long rests the National Maritime Museum Cornwall. The current museum is the product of collaboration between two maritime museums in the area. In 2003, these two museums combined resources to open the museum without direct government support. In the galleries, you'll find exhibits telling stories of fishing, boatbuilding, wrecks, and the immigrants who helped shape the city of Cornwall into the diverse harbor town it is today. The Bartlett Library inside the museum is a center for maritime research and holds many of the original port records in its archives. A visit to National Maritime Museum Cornwall represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Falmouth trip itinerary builder to plot your vacation.
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  • The Maritime Museum is well worth a visit, it has lots of information from the past to present and many things to see. It also helps if you like boating (my wife found it a bit boring)  more »
  • It cost Adults £12.95 and although you can visit for a year at no extra cost I felt it was expensive. There are no Concessions or Family Tickets available. There is a far amount to see and the walk up...  more »
  • This is a magnificent museum filled with information and historic craft. The staff are informative and keen to answer questions and enthuse about the exhibits. We had a limited time available but coul...  more »
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  • I know the Maritime Museum really well. At present you have the Tatoo and Captain Bligh exhibits running side by side, not to forget the awesome boats and a sliding door of smaller exhibits throughout the year. As well as the exhibits for the grown ups, what I think the museum does really well is the entertainment and arts, play area for the kids that run in school holidays. Worth a visit.. definitely..
  • Great place for children to explore and have fun, but also very informative and interesting for adults of all ages. My son has enjoyed going regularly since he was 12 months old, but I really enjoy taking him.
  • Great museum, some really interesting exhibits and whilst its not the biggest museum, there was still plenty to see and do. Located by the harbour with plenty of nearby restaurants. Parking isn't free, but it's not too expensive. Definitely good for a rainy day out
  • Great museum to look around with some interesting exhibitions on at the moment. Can't wait for the Titanic one coming soon, I'll definitely be back when it's on.
  • Really great place to take the family, especially on wet days. Some exhibitions change periodically which means there's good incentive to return, but can mean sometimes the museum is more child friendly than on other occasions. Buying a ticket allows you to return for free for a year so long as you keep your ticket. Really good value if you're local. Finally the gift shop is actually pretty good and has a range of nautical gifts ranging from a couple of quid to hundreds.

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