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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Discovery Quay, Falmouth TR11 3QY, England
441326 313388
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Ranked #4 of 23 Attractions in Falmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Tamworth
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I felt the admission charge of £11.50 per adult quite expensive, even though you can visit anytime for free within the next 12 months. I really don't think there is enough to make you want to go back within that time It would be worth vising at high tide as there are 2 floors below sea level so you can... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

£11.50 for an adult (although you can come back again for free), but it's really quite small. There are very interesting things (Ben Ainsley's gold-winning boat, an exhibition about search and rescue), but not enough to make you visit more than once. The cafe is excellent, however, with a great view over the harbour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

What an exceptional experience! From the lovely lady who sold us our tickets to the funny, patient man who showed us how to sail our remote control yaghts, we had a fantastic day here. It is an absolute treasure and you only pay once and can return as often as you like within a 12 months period. Also the food... More

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We have been coming here over the years ever since it opened. There is always a new exhibition to see, and some new displays, and the setting makes the most of it all. Great view from the cafe and you get free entry for a year on one ticket. What's not to like? Apart from the price maybe..not the cheapest.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Went here on a family holiday. It was expensive for us all but I hoped it would be good. BUT I wouldn't bother going there without children. It is a great place for them but boring for adults. It was only wonderful to see the children having so much fun with the exhibits and activities. The price for adults is... More

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Salford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed the trip to the museum with my husband, especially as it was at the time of the Tall Ships Regatta. I was stood up the look out watching the tall ships full sails up sailing into the Harbour. Much better then when they were moored up with sails down.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

We visited the NMMC whilst in Falmouth. The attraction is well located near a number of restaurants and a smaller version of a well known supermarket beginning with T. Ample parking is on site. £11.50 seems pricey at first but the building is beautiful, full of interesting exhibits and supporting information including videos and other ways of interacting with the... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

Worth visiting.I am disabled so it was easy to get around on my buggy.Volunteers helpful. Great cafe on top floor with view over the harbour. Once we paid we could gain entry as many times as we liked for the cafe alone.Worth a visit

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Was looking forward to this to finish off a lovely day in Falmouth. Unfortunately even though it says free entry at the entrance we were told we had to pay £11.50 per person. The free entry is only to certain parts of the museum - namely the gift shop! I appreciate there was an exhibition on and museums need help... More

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worthing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

There is excellent wheelchair access here with a lift up to the top and a long ramp all around the museum going all the way back to the ground level. There is wheelchair parking outside.

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