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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Address: Discovery Quay, Falmouth TR11 3QY, England
Phone Number: +44 1326 313388
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Ranked #3 of 16 Attractions in Falmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Voted the UK's most family friendly Museum 2014, Cornwall's best Museum 2014 and silver winner of...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit when in Falmouth. The Kurt Jackson paintings which are in a temporary exhibition are wonderful. The view from the tower is lovely.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I particularly wanted to see the exhibits relating to Surfing, as I first took up surfing in the 1960's, and was pleased to see several mention of people I knew.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We spent a very pleasant morning looking round the museum which was well laid out with interesting exhibits and stories for all ages.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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132 reviews 132 reviews
22 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We won a family ticket in a raffle and so took the trip down. It was a decent trip and so we were worried it might not be worth it. We were very wrong! The museum is set by the harbour in a beautiful spot. The museum is engaging, interactive and great for all ages. We were fascinated by everything... More 

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Kilmacolm, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I am not a fan of most museums but this one ticked all the boxes. It was very informative about boats and sailing in general. There is also a large tank where you can sail remote-control yachts! The shop had a good range of goods with nice friendly staff.

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Cornwall, UK
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130 reviews 130 reviews
8 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We had a nice afternoon out here with our young grandkids, who are 2 and 3 years old. Enough to keep them occupied for a couple of hours and they enjoyed being able to sit on, climb on and in the various exhibits that are part of the search and rescue. They also enjoyed going down to the tidal zone... More 

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Constantine
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Very good cafe, wonderful position, food fresh to order. Great atmosphere! Book launch wasw for The Maritime History of Cornwall. A must read!

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Chard, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Wasn't sure what to expect, but enjoyed the museum and learned a lot. Some beautiful boats, impressive air rescue display.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Use the excellent Park & Float facility (well sign-posted on the main road into town) - it saves all the hassle of car-parking, and a river-trip is the perfect approach for a maritime museum. Plus, the ticket entitles you to a discount at various outlets. If you've travelled a distance and are in need of refreshment, relax because the museum... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

from off the ferry from st mawes we had a nice walk along the street to the museum, browsing the shop as you do. the museum is a good 30 mins walk from the pier, i spent a good hour in the museum which wasnt long enough but my partner didnt want to do inside her loss. i would like... More 

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