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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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Good afternoon

Great way to spend the afternoon. Viking exhibit very very interesting. Good interactive displays. Would go again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Great way to spend the afternoon. Viking exhibit very very interesting. Good interactive displays. Would go again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

You can go around in your time and pace, join areas of audio-visual, or just get the story. The shop attached to it is well stocked.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We enjoy our visits here very much. Exhibits change frequently and it is in a great setting on the edge of Falmouth Harbour. The interest from young children that we have taken ( 6 + ) is always particularly encouraging to us.. Well done to the Museum for the way exhibitions etc are aimed at young children - it has... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Very informative, very interesting and really good for kids too. Entry ticket covered us for a week and if we had the time we would have returned.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Me and my girlfriend recently visited the museum and really enjoyed it. We get free entry but would have been happy paying the entry fee. The existing exhibits are interesting but the real draw for us was the temporary Viking exhibit. It was really well laid out and had lots of artefacts. It linked in well with the Viking history... More 

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We visited the museum with friends with young children and the free activities available were just brilliant for the little ones. They didn't get bored at all in the museum and we were there for some hours. A great interesting day out for adults and families alike. We particularly liked the Packet ship history and Ben Ainslie's Olympic medal winning... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

If you enjoy history (like me), you would love this place as its brimming with information on vikings .. if you love boats and are interested in sailing, you cant miss this place. its really nice and has some real good cafes around that serve pretty decent food. Though i expected much more from it and was a bit disappointed... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

What a lovely place - kept two whining children occupied for more than 2 hours during a very wet visit to Falmouth!! There was a Sea King helicopter for children (and parents) to swarm all over inside and out, lots of facts for those who like information, fascinating displays, especially how people travelled in the 16 and 17 centuries at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This museum is great for anyone who loves boats but also told us a lot about the history of Falmouth. Tickets last a year so we will be back and the coffee was lovely!!

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed a fascinating morning exploring the museum. The Viking exhibition was very well done with hands on exhibits. We particularly enjoyed the collection of model boats from around the world. The lookout is worth the climb to enjoy the panorama.

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