National Maritime museum Cornwall
Last Updated on February 21, 2024 by Suzy
Things to do at the National Maritime museum Cornwall review
The National Maritime museum in Falmouth, Cornwall is located in a harbourside building. It is a multi-award winning, a family-friendly museum with 15 galleries over 5 floors.
From the 31st of March 2023, there is a new exhibition – Pirates: Explore beneath the surface which is on until December 2024. In this latest major exhibition, explore how popular culture has shaped how we think of pirates today and dive beneath the surface to unearth the harsh and terrifying truth.
Throughout their exhibitions, they have on display rare objects from around the world including Cornwall. They are run as a charity and their admission tickets are reinvested back into the museum . In the main hall, there are many different kinds of small boats many of which have a story to tell.
One of the galleries is home to the RNLI rescue zone with ride-on rescue vehicles, a dressing-up area and more. There are many interactive displays, perfect for families, throughout the museum . You can even see boats being built in the boat-building workshop.
In the Tidal zone, you can ‘go underwater’ and look out into the harbour through two large windows. Kids will love the Treasure Island Play Zone. You can also climb to the top of the Lookout tower and enjoy views across the harbour, docks and estuary. Another popular activity with kids is where you can sail model boats and even have a race in the indoor boat pool. They also have extra activities and events, during school holidays.
Discover now and until December 2024 their Pirates, Explore beneath the surface, exhibition. In this latest major exhibition, explore how popular culture has shaped how we think of pirates today and dive beneath the surface to unearth the harsh and terrifying truth.
FAQ and Further Information National Maritime museum Cornwall
Is there food and drink available?
There is a Waterside cafe with fantastic views over the harbour, they serve hot and cold food and drinks.
What are the main things to do?
Maritime museum with 15 galleries across 5 floors, with plenty of interactive displays and lots to do for children. There are toilets and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*Higher-priced / Good Valueu003cbru003e*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *An adult ticket costs £16.90 and under 18s are £8.50, under 5’s are free, . Once you have purchased your tickets you can return over the next 12 months as much as you like for free, .
Is there parking?
There is a choice of car parks nearby, parking charges apply.
When are they open?
The National Maritime museum is open all year round except for Christmas eve, Christmas day and Boxing day. For up to date opening times and dates u003ca rel=u0022noreferrer noopeneru0022 href=u0022https://nmmc.co.uk/visit/opening-times/u0022 target=u0022_blanku0022u003eplease visit their websiteu003c/au003e.
Only assistance dogs are permitted.
Are they accessible?
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