National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Average time spent – 2-3 hours.
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, family-friendly museum with 15 galleries over 5 floors.
In the Monsters of the Deep, you can handle real objects, try out the microscopes and understand what it felt like to be an explorer aboard a floating laboratory. It’s an exciting and modern exhibition with lots to see.
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 the 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.
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Important Information National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Eating – There is a Waterside cafe with fantastic views over the harbour, they serve hot and cold food and drinks.
Facilities in brief – 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.
Entry price – *Mid-range / Good Value
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range – An adult ticket costs £14 and children are £7, 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.
Opening: 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 please visit their website.
Dog friendly? Only assistance dogs are permitted
Address: Discovery Quay, Port Pendennis, Falmouth TR11 3QY, Cornwall, England. Phone: 01326 313388
Category – Museum – Indoors – suitable for all ages
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