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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Discovery Quay, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3QY

National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Discovery Quay, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3QY

If you have ever pondered how to stay alive for weeks on end marooned at sea (answer: drink turtle blood) or what lighthouse keepers do when they are not alerting ships to imminent danger, take a trip to the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth, Cornwall. This wonderful quayside attraction, set across 15 galleries on five floors, easily eats up the best part of a rainy day. Clamber up the tower for panoramic views across the estuary, harbour and docks, learn how to steer a boat, climb into a life raft, explore a 70feet Sea King helicopter, learn about the extraordinary Robertson family’s survival story and see their vessel the Edna Mair… the list is endless! The museum also runs regular storytelling workshops for children in which they handle genuine pirate treasure and learn more about the science of the sea. Even the gift shop is lovely, with loads of relevant kids’ toys and local crafts besides. Oh, and entrance for the rest of the year is free once you have paid once to get in. Brilliant.

National Maritime Museum Cornwall also has a Museum / Art Gallery:

National Maritime Museum Cornwall (Museum / Art Gallery Section)

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"Sail into the sunset together after a reception at this waterside location. With views over Falmouth harbour you and your guests can even arrive by boat at this quayside nautical location. Receptions are held in several different sites within the museum and there are some very imaginative places that provide a unique backdrop for photos."

Information on National Maritime Museum Cornwall , Discovery Quay , Falmouth

Opening Times: Museum: All year, Daily 10:00-17:00. The Bartlett Library: All year, Tue-Sat 10:00-17:00. Closed 25 & 26 Dec.
Admission: Museum: Adult £11.00. Child (under 5) Free, Child (6-15)/Students £7.60, Senior (60+) £9.00, Family (2 adults + 3 children) £31.00. Groups 10+ recieve 10% discount. Pay once and get in free for a full 12 months.
Child Friendly:  Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly: No
Location: On Waterfront, near town centre, five minutes walk from train station.
Facilities: Café, Coaches welcome, parking in the Maritime car park, Full disabled access, Museum, Library, Parking, Shop

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