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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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Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Visited the museum on a pleasant afternoon. Favourite area being the search and rescue section with a full helicopter able to walk around and inside. Highly recommend a visit, including for families.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We visited on a particularly wet day and were very impressed with this museum. There is a lot going on and everything was kept in good condition. The "search and rescue" section was our favourite. Good value for money - family of 5 ticket costs £32, much more reasonable than the Eden Project which is £68. The view from the... More

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Caerano di San Marco, Italy
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

good contents, lovely shop, I wish the staff at the ticket office, had given me more precise info about how the museum was structured, I am under the impression that the member of staff I spoke to didn't actually visit the museum. Also, some guided tours should be organised at weekends

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Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
34 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Good value for money - £11.50 adult ticket covers free re-visits for a full year. Went primarily to view the "Gibsons of Scilly" photographs and the "Search and Rescue" exhibits. Café of site. View from the tower of Falmouth and harbour was excellent.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is a small maritime museum which tries to make the most of what it's got. The building is very modern and an interesting shape. My husband is very keen on boats but even he was wowed with what was on offer. We spent a pleasant hour or so here. The view from the tower was great.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Wonderful modern architecture perfectly displays a wide range of sea going craft. Don't miss the view from the top of the observation tower and the view below the seas surface in its bottom level. A great deal to interest children also. The entrance fee gives access for a year, useful if you are in the area for several days

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Was a bit dubious about visiting this attraction but when I got to falmouth, and saw it my mindset completely changed. The museum was very modern, and the outside design has been thoroughly planned, and considered. The exhibits were great with plenty of hands on experiences. We tried most including sailing a toy yacht. Climbing into the Air Sea rescue... More

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Having visited several Maritime Museums we expected a similar standard to the ones previously seen but not so. The exhibits are very limited and the whole displays could be placed on one floor. It is good for children but not grown ups. We were a group of 4 adlults and all agreed with this analysis of the visit. However, the... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This large museum is worth persevering with. The sea is a big subject and some of the best exhibits are tucked away upstairs, eg the Old Curiosity Shop of Mr John Burton. Plenty of material about boats, air-sea rescue, survival, trade. Eventually the whole place grew on me. Educational and thought-provoking.

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Harrow, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

First class day out,Museum covers a broad spectrum of History,the RNLI display is excellent,staffed by helpful volunteers with a passion for their work,well worth a visit appeals to all ages. Have lunch at one of the Restaurants in the Square,with views of the Harbour.

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