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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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The museum staff are very helpful and friendly, the exhibitions are cleverly designed and thought provoking. It's worth a visit just to learn a bit about our maritime heritage and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The museum staff are very helpful and friendly, the exhibitions are cleverly designed and thought provoking. It's worth a visit just to learn a bit about our maritime heritage and how the water that surrounds our island nation is so important to our everyday lives.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

A good museum for families, with lots to do for young and old alike. You could easily spend a day here and there are restaurants nearby. Only down side is that it can be expensive for a family, especially when the other similar museums are free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had a fab visit to the museum Staff very friendly and helpful Lots to do and see and in a lovely part of Cornwall Highly recommended Well done to the team involved

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

We spent an afternoon here as a family and thoroughly enjoyed it. There was plenty for the children to see and do.. The Viking exhibition was fantastic, there were visual and interactive items... All very well thought out. A visit to this museum is well worth every penny spent... Thoroughly recommended.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We'd wanted to visit the museum for several years and found it to be well laid out with a number of interesting maritime exhibits, ranging from Victorian pleasure craft to recent Olympic medal winning craft. That said, we felt that interactive displays were probably intended for a younger, more child-centred audience. A viking exhibition, while debunking horned helmets and burning... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Loved this gem of a place in Falmouth....very interesting, they've got it so right for visitors. Very spacious and has just an abundance of history going on. We so enjoyed the Viking section, what a great replica of the their boat. Loved the ''under water '' bit at the basement. Souvenirs were quite pricey... not good for the average ''pocket... More 

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

We arrived late afternoon with young kids in tow, worried we may have left it too late to get around the place and do it justice. In the end, 90 minutes felt more than enough and left us disappointed. I enjoyed my previous visits much more and try to figure out what was different this time. I put it down... More 

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Have been to the NMMC several times before, but wanted to come again to see the new Viking exhibition. Highly recommended. And great coffee and cakes in the restaurant too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed a family visit here today. Have been several times before so it was great to experience the current viking exhibition. Our boys (10 & 8) loved the viking re-enactment and chatted for ages with a very friendly and knowledgeable 'viking'. This is such a hands on museum, we always learn something new.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Me,my 4 year old daughter & my mum decided to go down to Falmouth to have a look at the Viking exhibition. We're lucky,mum has a B&B and so she gets a pass to get into some attractions for free. This was a really good thing as its £12 to get in (kids unders 5 free). The Viking exhibit wasn't... More 

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