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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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Very family friendly Museum with lots of hands on activities and things to climb on an sit in. Loads to see and do. We loved going below sea level to sea the fish and shrimp in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Very family friendly Museum with lots of hands on activities and things to climb on an sit in. Loads to see and do. We loved going below sea level to sea the fish and shrimp in the water outside.

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Devon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

An interesting and informative museum suitable for all ages. Especially good if the weather is poor !

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We have an annual pass and a visit never fails to make the whole family smile. We sometimes just 'pop in' to use the boat lake and are enticed by something interesting (recent seagull painting was great fun for the whole family). Excellent gift shop - many birthday gifts purchased. Really good value/quality restaurant with stunning views. The Museum...deserves the... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The National Maritime Museum in Falmouth is a very well thought out and managed attraction. It is sensibly priced and they even offer a 12 month return offer which does not cost anything extra. I visited the museum with my ten year old, and it did not really capture his imagination. We had just missed one of the daily viking... More 

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WINDSOR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

But no reason to be, this is a well laid out, informative, interesting place to visit, great fun and very enlightening, and personally thought good value, as this is our National Museum. Another good thing is the year open ended ticket, would defiantly come here again. Lino Len

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Southampton, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I have been many times it's a great place to visit lots information telling the history of the boats it's very well laid out also the Viking exhibit is great

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We visited on a drizzly Sunday and found it the perfect place to spend a few hours. This is a sister museum to the one in Greenwich (also well worth a visit) focusing on smaller boats which are suspended from the ceiling in the main hall. This means you can see them from all angles by using the walkways to... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This museum is well laid out with lots of historical maritime content and, at the time of writing, a small but interesting Viking exhibition. It's a ten or so minute walk from the main town (there is a shuttle bus) and is set on one side of a new development with shops and cafes, so plenty to do alongside visit... More 

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nottingham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

As adults found this rather boring and disappointing. Mainly for the kids to try the hands on stuff. Found it difficult to work out route as not well signposted as not to miss anything. Also tills had broken down so had to wait for entry.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The National Maritime Museum of Cornwall reminds me a little of a similarly aquatic one in Monterey California. Though one is essentially devoted to human productions and related history and the other living specimens of ichthyology, they share a fine seafront setting, excellent related vistas, with each housed in an openly imaginative modern facility. There's so much to see, much... More 

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Additional Information about National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Address: Address: Discovery Quay, Falmouth TR11 3QY, England
Phone Number: +44 1326 313388
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Falmouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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