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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

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Address: Discovery Quay, Falmouth TR11 3QY, England
Phone Number: +44 1326 313388
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Description: Voted the UK's most family friendly Museum 2014, Cornwall's best Museum...
Voted the UK's most family friendly Museum 2014, Cornwall's best Museum 2014 and silver winner of UK Heritage Attraction of the Year at the 2013 British Travel Awards, the Museum features a number of stunning exhibitions dedicated to the sea, boats and Cornwall. The multi-award winning Museum has 15 galleries, over five floors beautifully illustrating the past, present and future of this island nation. With hands-on activities, talks, lectures, workshops, rotating events and exhibitions, there's so much happening, don't miss your chance for a visit.
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meeting for lunch

We met visitors at the museum and went to the cafe for lunch.... I had to write about the hummus and pepper sandwich... Which was one of the best sarnies I have ever had!! Our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Redruth, England, United Kingdom
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Redruth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We met visitors at the museum and went to the cafe for lunch.... I had to write about the hummus and pepper sandwich... Which was one of the best sarnies I have ever had!! Our visitors really enjoyed the museum and were very pleased that their ticket permitted a later re entry. On the other hand as members of the... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went years ago when it first opened so it was great to revisit with the kids. Lots to see, great exhibits including the new vikings exhibit and the "search and smell" treasure hunt is great for the kids. Don't forget to go up to the top of the tower for a fantastic view of Falmouth and down to the... More 

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My family party consisted of 4 adults ,one teenager and two grandsons aged 7 and 10 . The museum itself we found rather average with no real sense of connection between one exhibit and the next although my grandsons did enjoy the view from the top of the building and the tidal zone. We had hoped to spend much longer... More 

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Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent museum. You need at least 2 hours to enjoy it. The 12 £ ticket it is valid for a year and it's totally worth it. Don't miss it. It has many activities fir choldren. Don't miss it when in Falmouth

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Leeds UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed this well set out museum with plenty to interest all ages. From exhibits to history, it held our interest for several hours. To be recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

I am very impressed with the thought and imagination that have obviously gone into designing the building and exhibitions. Everything was informative and enjoyable. Lots to do for children. Cafe provided tasty food at reasonable prices. And we can come back using the same tickets as often as we like within a year!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Wonderful,imaginative and informative theatre from this great theatre company. It had us all captivated, we didn't want it to end...and we were a mixed bunch, what with 85 year old grandad in his wheelchair and our 4, 10 and 11 year old boys. Please take this show out into the big wide world, because children and adults will just love... More 

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Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

So much to see and experience well worth revisiting time and again. Exhibits are frequently changing but I very much enjoyed the Viking Exhibition and seeing a gig being built which is to be crewed by some of our war disable veterans.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

What can I say a really surprising modern museum lots to see and the Viking area very very interesting we learned a lot here today. Lots of children learning too. Cafe looked good but very busy. Recommend this to anyone whether you like boats or not.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We went to the National Maritime Museum a couple of years ago and thought we would revisit this year. We weren't disappointed. There is plenty to see and things to do. Not quite a full day and you need to get there early if you want to park near by. It's a bit pricey as we went with 3adults and... More 

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Additional Information about National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Address: Discovery Quay, Falmouth TR11 3QY, England
Phone Number: +44 1326 313388
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Falmouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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