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. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Falmouth holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the National Maritime Museum Cornwall and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We went to see the Titanic exhibition.. it was amazing! So much information and the lookout at the top was brilliant.  more »
  • We visited the museum specifically to see the Titanic Exhibition. It's very well done and retells the story in great detail. It's quite emotional to read the accounts. I was appalled to learn that, on...  more »
  • We have visited the museum on several occasions. Generally to view the new exhibitions whether it is the Vikings or tattoos. We will definitely go again and also take advantage of the free revisit off...  more »
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  • 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. UPDATE: There are several exhibitions under maintenance or being changed at present (17-2-18). We were not made aware of this as we bought our tickets and had to pay full price. Seems a bit cheeky.
  • If you don't like the sea and related subjects then the interest is a bit limited but the museum has some Very interesting related displays. Whenmi visited there was an excellent display about captain Bligh of the Bounty fame and another display about the history of tattoos. Both very worth the visit. Nice little family orientated cafe with views across Falmouth harbour. Quiet when I visited over the winter. Very good gift shop.
  • Great museum, friendly staff. Sailing boat models are fun. Fascinating insight to Falmouth's place in maritime history. Time your visit right and you can see fish in the harbour under water. HRH RN are often moored near the viewing platform. Titanic exhibition (04/2018) very good, challenges preconceptions. As is often the case at these venues, some interactive exhibits are not tough enough to cope with enthusiastic children, and are broken. 10/10.
  • Kids had a great afternoon, loads to see and do. Really interesting Titanic exhibition. They want to go back again soon, which is fine as tickets last for a year.
  • Great for the kids and plenty to keep adults interested, good restaurant, loads of exhibitions and fun things to see and do. Easy to spend a whole day here.
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