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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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Holywell, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Great day out, especially if you have kids, adults will also enjoy it, plenty to see and do, but i found the admission price is a little steep, but on the plus side keep the ticket and get free admission for a year

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Hampshire
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Great, modern museum with lots of hands on exhibits for children and adults to fiddle with. Very educational for a family who know nothing about boats. Kids (7 & 6) had to keep checking the tidal zone windows every 20 minutes. We only spent half a day there but could easily have spent the best part of the day mooching... More

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Was unsure as we paid for entry but after a couple of hours, money well spent. Penlee lifeboat last transmission-very moving, Ben Ainslee, Boscastle, Sea king helicopters & so much more. Amazing views from the top floor &finally coffe & cake in the very reasonably priced cafe with more views

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Nice place to visit, very interesting. Staff helpful and friendly. Exit shop was majorly over priced.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Spent 11/2 hours looking around , plenty to see, lovely café for something to eat and a childrens area.

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London, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Don't be fooled: although this is called the National Maritime Museum it has nothing to do with the eponymous museum in Greenwich. But whereas Greenwich has acres of galleries and in the Queen's House an architectural gem housing an impressive art collection, all for free, this museum is a paltry collection by comparison, yet costs an £11.25 admission charge, albeit... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Awesome (Russ, aged 34) The tower at the Maritime Museum is 100 feet tall, you can go down in it and see under the sea. There is a place where you can drive your own small sail-boat; you need a coin and you put it in a machine, a token comes out and then you put that in another machine...... More

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Senior Contributor
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Tickets are valid for a year so we took advantage of this to do the museum in small chunks. The children loved all the hands on exhibits, helicopters, boats and jetskis to climb on, boats to sail, crabs to catch. Staff/volunteers all helpful and friendly and knew their stuff. I particularly loved the views from the tower.

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cornwall
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Well worth a half day visit if you find yourself at a loose end in Falmouth on a rainy day. Great location with good restaurants nearby. If you are into the Maritime, you will love this.

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Entertaining for the family (maybe even educational). Great Afternoon. Especially great with the sailing model yachts which kept the children quiet. Even my nearly 5 year old was getting to grips with the idea that he couldn't sail into the wind. The life raft that we could all climb in, the coastguard helicopter and the RNLI inshore RIB really caught... More

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