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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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Under the sea

Good way to spend a few hours on a rainy afternoon. A little expensive for kids however great value if local as pay once then Free entry all year :-)

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Good way to spend a few hours on a rainy afternoon. A little expensive for kids however great value if local as pay once then Free entry all year :-)

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Wadhurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Superb building with great exhibits and fascinating documentation. Views are among the best in falmouth and the restaurant justified becoming a member. We loved it and will be regulars.

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Sadly people are misled - they see National Maritime Museum Cornwall and so expect something like the superb collection on display in Greenwich. Instead they find a lot of - yes! - small boats. I really think the NMMC needs to rebrand, BUT there are a lot of interactives for kids (and adults), most of which are free. And there's... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Expected some larger boats, there were mostly small dingies. There was nothing to see under the sea area. Expensive £12 for what was there.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Make sure you go at high tide, we didn't realise that you cannot see anything under water at low tide!

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This attraction is better on the inside than the outside. When it first opened it was good and it was fun to play with the interactive bits like the sailing pool using radio controlled yachts to understand how to sail. And it is on the inside a stunning architectural tour de force. The cafe is a great space and the... More 

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Wood Dalling
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Very well laid out. Lots to look at and plenty of interactive items for children. Tickets valid for a whole year. We didn't have any children with us but good to see space available for picnics.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Part of the museum was closed in preparation for the forthcoming Vikings exhibition, for which we were given a 10% discount. It was only afterwards that we realised how much we had been unable to see, so felt somewhat short changed. 50% might have been more appropriate but even then it is difficult to accept the high entrance fees when... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Really fun-filled, information-packed museum for all the family. Something not to miss on a trip to Cornwall.

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Witham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Visited on a recent trip to Falmouth after a recomendation from friends.The whole experience was wonderful,the views from the top floor were amazing and the staff very infomative.We made our way down through all the levels stopping for a cup of tea at the cafe which was clean and tidy with more great views.We made our way down to the... More 

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