National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Published May 28th, 2021 National Maritime Museum Cornwall Published in: Days Out, Historical

The multi award winning National Maritime Museum Cornwall is an incredible place to visit for many reasons, not least it’s pretty harbourside location. It is an incredible attraction where you can immerse yourself in a rich maritime history.

There are 15 incredible galleries, over five floors that beautifully illustrate the past, present and future of the duchy. You will discover artworks, maps and charts, memorabilia and other objects relating to the sea, that are well displayed.

In the main lobby look overhead to see a sky filled with a flotilla of flying small boats.

With a number of stunning and interesting exhibitions dedicated to sea, boats and Cornwall. Other exhibits include the superb RNLI Rescue Zone exhibition where you get an insight into the incredible job ordinary people do in risking their lives to save others. Experience the drama of a rescue, climb aboard a Sea King helicopter or a ride-on rescue vehicle, meet the crew, explore a lifeboat or dress-up. Observe past rescues and discover what is involved to bring people home safely.

Or attend the boatbuilding workshop where you can observe shipwrights at work.

The Bartlett Library and Maritime Research Centre is home to a diverse and unique collection of maritime books, periodicals and archive material. It holds around 19,000 maritime reference books.

The 100ft Look Out tower offers amazing panoramic views out over Falmouth’s famous harbour.

Next go down below to the Tidal Zone where you can experience one of only three natural underwater galleries in the world. 22ft tall windows offer the opportunity to observe local marine life and fish swimming by in the harbour waters.

Hands on activities will entertain both young and old. Talks, storytelling, lectures, workshops, live demonstrations, dressing-up, rotating events and exhibitions there is so much taking place, you will always find something new and exciting to see and do. There is also a small Treasure Island play area for younger guests to blow off some steam.

The Waterside Café in addition to having incredible views, serves a nice selection of hot and cold meals, snacks, drinks and indulgent treats.

A fabulous attraction with plenty to explore and something to engage guests of all ages. Being an indoor attraction, it is perfect whatever the weather.

Pay once and have free entry for the rest of the year. You must book in advance for your time slot.



Telephone: 01326 313388

Address: Discovery Quay, Falmouth, TR11 3QY