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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Discovery Quay, Falmouth TR11 3QY, England
441326 313388
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Ranked #3 of 23 attractions in Falmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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County Cork, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

The lovely little Mirror dinghy just inside the main door had me hooked! Great displays of models and full boats. Interactive stuff for kids, and plenty of variety for grown ups. Really enjoyed the RNLI exhibition, informative & thought provoking

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

On initially arriving the tickets seemed quite expensive, but once actually inside there was actually a lot to see and do with some really interesting and varied exhibits. Additionally a ticket, once purchased will allow you repeat visits over the course of a year, which is ideal if you live locally. Although we visited as an adult couple, the museum... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

I was not that enthusiastic about going to this museum but it turned out to be one of the best we have visited! The set up is very interactive, kids can go in, touch and play with everything! From a rescue helicopter to a lifeboat, a rescue jet ski and sail your own mini boat. Our toddler loved it and... More

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Helston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

I build model boats, and thought I could get some info on a project that I am working on. The guide at the lifeboat station was really helpful. and gave me a great deal of information which was a great help to my project

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Leamington Spa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

For those days when the weather won't let you go to the beach, this museum has something for everyone. Our three-year old in particular loved the ramps and all the exhibits you can climb in/on (sea king helicopter, quad, seafoo, rescue pod, etc...). Great exhibit in smuggling (this was moving soon) and survival at sea, great view from the tower,... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

With it being my first visit to the Museum I wasn't too sure what to expect. Several friends had recommended it but with my hubby being a great history buff I knew that he would be the ultimate test of whether this place was up to scratch! According to him it was "one of the greatest places to spend an... More

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banbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

A splendidly put together collection of all things nautical, great for all ages, with wonderful views of Falmouth and its surroundings from the 100ft tower, fun with radio controlled boats, a real "Sea King" helicopter that you can look round,and a most poignant "Search and Rescue" feature that really makes you grateful for the brave men, and some women,who man... More

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Brackley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Lots to see and do for all ages inside the museum. Definitely needs more than one visit. The view from the 'crows nest' is amazing and well worth the stairs (or you could take the lift).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Very reasonably priced, great SAR exhibition, good collection of boats with the picturesque backdrop of Falmouth harbour. I'll be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I made a point of visiting this excellent museum, they change the special exhibits on a regular basis so there is always something new to view. I was particularly impressed with the SAR exhibit that is currently running. There is an excellent cafe with fabulous views over the harbour. Do make sure that you go "underwater" it was fascinating.

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