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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Address: Discovery Quay, Falmouth TR11 3QY, England
Phone Number: +44 1326 313388
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Ranked #3 of 16 Attractions in Falmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Voted the UK's most family friendly Museum 2014, Cornwall's best Museum 2014 and silver winner of...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I wasn't really keen to go - this was hubby's choice. BUT I thoroughly enjoyed the visit there and we spent many hours looking around the very interesting exhibits. There is a good selection of interactive displays as well as static and much to learn. Thoroughly recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is our second visit here. My daughter wanted to return and so we spent a couple of hours mooching around the museum. There didn't appear to be much different to last time but still plenty to look at and read about. We climbed up to the viewing tower which we hadn't done before. This gives a good panoramic view... More 

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Saltash
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

So much to see. Particularly enjoyed the Royal Navy search and rescue display, and going down below sea level.Amazing experience.. The guides were helpful without being intrusive. Cafe/Restaurant good value for money.

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Delightful place to have lunch. Fantastic views. Not overpriced. Can recommend the home made Parsnip Soup. Delicious.

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

some interesting and unusual displays, especially where it shows the height the water can get to. Lifeboat displays are great

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This museum was fascinating. I spent a whole day there reading about the exploits of people at sea and lots of visual interesting activities, especially, though not solely for youngsters. I used the cafe upstairs, which was excellent too and also went to the Church at the top of the building for a Sunday Service. I would recommend the museum... More 

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hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Can not fault the museum Great staff lovely day out varied and interesting exhibits had lovely grub too highly recommend

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Good views, exhibitions & cafe. Must see views are : the Tidal Zone at highish tide - to see fish swimming past the window and the Tower for harbour views.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I love this place it is just so interesting and constuntly has new exhibitions and kids activities. Lots of information around and about and lovely café and great gift shop.

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Devonport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

It doesn't matter what the weather the Maritime Museum will always please. So much to see and very interesting. Check online to see what is going on when you plan to visit. I cannot imagine anyone being bored, unless of course you have no interest in boats or life on the water. Its very disabled friendly with helpful staff and... More 

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