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Maritime Museums Penzance

Included below are Maritime museums, such as Flambards in Penzance. Britain's Finest Maritime museums offer an insight into the maritime and fishing heritage of our ancestors, with displays of uniforms, maps, charts, coins, medals and exhibitions of fine art collections.


Flambards, Culdrose Manor, Helston, Cornwall

Culdrose Manor, Helston 12.5 miles away

A fantastic day out for the whole family! Flambards is the West Country’s leading family attraction and appeals to all ages and interests. Ride the UK’s only twisting drop tower ride ‘The Skyraker001’ and prepare for thrills and excitement as you... more

National Maritime Museum Cornwall

National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Discovery Quay, Falmouth, Cornwall

Discovery Quay, Falmouth 21.1 miles away

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,... more

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon

Drake Circus, Plymouth 64.3 miles away

From archaeology, conservation and decorative art to maritime and city heritage and natural history, this museum is stuffed with treasures and finds donated by the good people of Plymouth since the end of the nineteenth century. Part of the permanent... more

Swansea Museum

Swansea Museum, Victoria Road, Swansea

Victoria Road, Maritime Quarter, Swansea 125.3 miles away

The Swansea Museum is the oldest museum in Wales that opened in 1841 and houses a diverse range of collections reflecting the passions of the Victorian founders. The Museum displays an exceptional collection of objects from an Egyptian mummy to a... more

Castle Cornet

Castle Cornet, Castle Emplacement, St Peter Port, Guernsey

Castle Emplacement, St Peter Port 141.1 miles away

There’s a lot of bang for your buck at Guernsey’s Castle Cornet, what with five museums to get around plus some exploring of the castle’s turrets for wonderful views across the docks and over to the mainland. The castle is the island’s ancient... more

Maritime Museum

Maritime Museum, New North Quay, St Helier, Jersey

New North Quay, St Helier 165.1 miles away

The fortunes of Jersey have always been intricately linked with the sea that surrounds it and the Maritime Museum in St Helier explores this relationship. Through a series of exhibits which are designed to be seen, touched, heard and smelt, visitors... more

Buckler's Hard Village

Buckler's Hard Village, Maritime Museum, Beaulieu, Hampshire

Maritime Museum, Buckler's Hard, Beaulieu 188.2 miles away

Buckler's Hard Village is one of England´s most attractive and unusual villages. It was created in the early 18th century by the 2nd Duke of Montagu, who planned to build a free port, Montagu Town, on the banks of the Beaulieu River for the import... more

SeaCity Museum

SeaCity Museum, Havelock Road, Southampton, Hampshire

Havelock Road, Southampton 190.7 miles away

Southampton Maritime Museum is situated on Town Quay Road. The Wool House was built as a warehouse for the medieval wool trade. It is now a museum telling the story of the Port of Southampton and the great liners that sailed from here to all parts of... more

Royal Navy Submarine Museum

Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Haslar Road, Gosport, Hampshire

Haslar Road, Gosport 201.0 miles away

Sitting on the Gosport side of Portsmouth Harbour, the Royal Navy Submarine Museum is a treasure trove for those with an interest in military history. This is home to the RN’s very first submarine Holland 1 and the only surviving WW2 midget... more

D-Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery

D-Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery, Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth, Hampshire

Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth 202.1 miles away

This fascinating museum in Portsmouth focuses on the dramatic unfolding of Operation Overlord, the codename for the Normandy Landings, via the medium of embroidery. The city of Portsmouth was at the very heart of these operations and the site is home... more

River & Rowing Museum

River & Rowing Museum, Mill Meadows, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

Mill Meadows, Henley-on-Thames 227.5 miles away

The River & Rowing Museum is situated in picturesque Henley-on-Thames. This award-winning Museum has three main themes, with galleries celebrating each one. The River Thames, the town of Henley-on-Thames and the sport of rowing are all brought to... more

Marlipins Museum

Marlipins Museum, High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex

High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea 238.1 miles away

We are willing to bet very few people who set foot in the West Sussex seaside town of Shoreham-by-Sea have any idea that they are standing in the birthplace of the silent movie. Where most people would assume the cradle of movie-making was Hollywood,... more

Williamson Art Gallery & Museum

Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, Slatey Road, Wirral, Merseyside

Slatey Road, Birkenhead, Wirral 251.2 miles away

Williamson Art Gallery & Museum is a large purpose-built art gallery, opened in 1928 housing the vast majority of Wirral´s collection of artistic and historical wonders. Permanent displays include Victorian oil paintings, Liverpool porcelain and... more

Merseyside Maritime Museum

Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside

Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool 253.0 miles away

Liverpool’s shipping heritage is a rich and fascinating subject and ripe for exploring, which is exactly how you can pass the day at the wonderful Merseyside Maritime Museum. The museum covers a wide sweep of subject matter linked to seafaring life... more

Science Museum

Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London, London

Exhibition Road, London 255.7 miles away

With more than 40 galleries to explore detailing the greatest scientific break through moments of the last 300 years, the Science Museum is the largest of its type in the world. The museum is fascinating for adults and children alike, thanks to its... more

Museum of London Docklands

Museum of London Docklands, No 1 Warehouse, London, London

No 1 Warehouse, West India Quay, London 262.3 miles away

From Roman settlement to Docklands’ regeneration, unlock the history of London’s river, port and people in this historic warehouse. Discover a wealth of objects from whale bones to WWII gas masks in state-of-the-art galleries, including Mudlarks, an... more

National Maritime Museum and Royal Observatory

National Maritime Museum and Royal Observatory, Romney Road, London, London

Romney Road, Greenwich, London 262.4 miles away

The National Maritime Museum tells the story of Britain´s adventures at sea with features on voyages of exploration, liners, historic events and environmental issues. A golden royal barge, good children's gallery, lots of ship models, globes, charts... more

The Dock Museum

The Dock Museum, North Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

North Road, Barrow-in-Furness 293.9 miles away

Barrow-in-Furness transformed in the 19th and 20th century from small farming community to one of Britain’s most formidable ship builders and The Dock Museum tells the tale of the metamorphosis. The museum is built over an original Victorian graving... more

The Ruskin Museum

The Ruskin Museum, Yewdale Road, Coniston, Cumbria

Yewdale Road, Coniston 313.1 miles away

The Ruskin Museum is acclaimed by the Rough Guide to The Lake District, as `the most thought-provoking in the Lakes´. Telling the story of Coniston from the Stone Age to the Jet Era, it provides a masterly introduction to Coniston´s two blue-eyed... more

Maritime Museum

Maritime Museum, Hull City Council, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Hull City Council, Queen Victoria Square, Hull 340.1 miles away

Ever wondered just exactly how big a whale is? Pop into the excellent Maritime Museum in Hull where you will be able to inspect a full size skeleton of this giant creature of the sea in all its glory. Actually, the museum is stuffed with fascinating... more

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Stewart Park, Middlesbrough, Cleveland & Teesside

Stewart Park, Marton, Middlesbrough 360.5 miles away

The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum is set in the scenic grounds of Stewart Park, and traces the life of Captain James Cook, the world´s most famous explorer. Born in 1728 it provides a unique insight into his early life, seafaring career, the legacy... more

Time and Tide Museum

Time and Tide Museum, Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth 364.7 miles away

Time and Tide - Museum of Great Yarmouth Life is housed in a converted Victorian herring works. Discover Great Yarmouths fascinating history, maritime and fishing heritage. Stroll through `Victorian Row´ and see the fisherman´s homes. Follow the... more

Hartlepool Art Gallery

Hartlepool Art Gallery, Victoria Church, Hartlepool, Cleveland & Teesside

Victoria Church, Church Square, Hartlepool 369.0 miles away

If you want to really discover more about a location, it is often well worth visiting the local art gallery and Hartlepool Art Gallery is no exception. This wonderful art space, set within a superbly restored Victorian church, showcases some amazing... more

Museum of Hartlepool

Museum of Hartlepool, Jackson Dock, Hartlepool, Cleveland & Teesside

Jackson Dock, Maritime Avenue, Hartlepool 369.3 miles away

Walk into the Museum of Hartlepool and you are whisked back 5,000 years to the Bronze Age where you are introduced to the town’s oldest known man. From here you will be guided through century after century where you will learn all about Hartlepool’s... more

Discovery Museum

Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear

Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne 377.1 miles away

The Discovery Museum in Newcastle is probably most famous for its Turbinia exhibit – the first vessel to be powered by a steam turbine and dreamt up by Charles Parsons, who served his engineering apprentice at a Newcastle firm. However, this city... more

Riverside Museum

Riverside Museum, 100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow, Glasgow City

100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow 400.6 miles away

Opened in June 2011, the free Riverside Museum is the stunning home of Glasgow's transport and technology collection. Visitors can climb aboard some of the exhibits to get a real feel for vintage public transport by accessing four locomotive... more

McLean Museum & Art Gallery

McLean Museum & Art Gallery, 15 Kelly Street, Greenock, Inverclyde

15 Kelly Street, Greenock 404.2 miles away

The McLean Museum & Art Gallery was founded in 1876 by James McLean, the permanent displays include a collection of objects of ancient and modern local and foreign history. Displays feature the engineer James Watt with ship and engine models, local... more

Queensferry Museum

Queensferry Museum, 53 High Street, South Queensferry, West Lothian

53 High Street, South Queensferry 416.4 miles away

Queensferry Museum is situated in the historic former Royal Burgh of Queensferry, the museum commands magnificent views of the great bridges spanning the Forth. The museum traces the history of the people of Queensferry and Dalmeny, the historic... more

Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

Shiprow, Aberdeen 508.8 miles away

Aberdeen and the lives of its people have always been intricately woven with the North Sea. The city’s wealth came from the oil and gas industry made possible by the North Sea and it is impossible to understand the lives of those who have lived here... more

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