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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Discovery Quay, Falmouth TR11 3QY, England
441326 313388
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Ranked #5 of 23 Attractions in Falmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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135 reviews 135 reviews
19 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

So many attractions in Cornwall are themed bits of rubbish it is great to find a proper museum that gives you proper information. Don't get me wrong this place is fun but at the same time real. This is a big place and I defy anybody not to find something to enthral. Allow plenty of time to enjoy and make... More

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit. Very interesting for adults and children alike. Particular enjoyed seeing the exhibit of the Robinsons boat and reliving the story of how they were afloat in the Pacific Ocean for several weeks in a 12' row boat . Side note: Our cousin visited some years ago in an old tug (mid rennovation), the captain was the... More

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We recently spent a good few hours at the National Maritime Museum. What a well laid out, naturally flowing exhibition. The Search and Rescue area was particularly interesting with details of past endeavors and more recent ones. It was fascinating to actually step on board a Sea King helicopter. There are written details of live saving missions and an incredible... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

If boats are your thing then this is the place for you....if they're not you'll either learn something new or hate it. Happily I loved it, especially their Search & Rescue section.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Some amazing exhibits, man's feats of endeavour, seamanship, and bravery in saving lives. This covers air and sea rescue, coastguards and the RNLI. The interactive exhibits slightly let it down as many were not working, but overall, the mock-ups of the lighthouse, and the cliff rescue were very realistic. There are many full sized boats, including Ben Ainsley's Olympic entry,... More

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Southern Thailand.
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Loved the easy flow to all the buildings. Just too many exhibits to enthuse about especially loved the old wooden steam launch and of course the SAR Helicopter. Fascinating few hours, would have stayed much longer had we had more time available.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Lots to see and learn. I love the lighthouse room and think about what it must have been like living there. If you love the sea, boats, ships and maritime history: there is plenty to see here.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We love this museum and visit every time we're in Cornwall, it has something for everyone and always has extra events and exhibitions that make each visit different. The staff are really helpful and the museum is always spotless, clean and lots of inter active activities and lots of educacional activities for everyone eg: beach safety. The shop is well... More

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Surrey, UK
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69 reviews 69 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We love everything about the NMMC. The displays are interesting and informative, and the cafe has the best view and free wi-fi in Falmouth. The underwater bit is quite amazing.

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Tamworth
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I felt the admission charge of £11.50 per adult quite expensive, even though you can visit anytime for free within the next 12 months. I really don't think there is enough to make you want to go back within that time It would be worth vising at high tide as there are 2 floors below sea level so you can... More

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