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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Absolutely loved the place, very interesting viking exhibition, my 4 year old son didn't enjoy it however finding it too busy and noisy but they have a separate area children can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Plymouth, UK
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Plymouth, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Absolutely loved the place, very interesting viking exhibition, my 4 year old son didn't enjoy it however finding it too busy and noisy but they have a separate area children can spend time that really helped us Slightly expensive but thoroughly enjoyable

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Banstead
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The National Martime museum is a wonderful place to visit for all ages. Easy to walk round and the information provided is easy to understand. You can go in the lift to the top for amazing views out across the harbour, or down below sea level. The cafe provides a good selection of food at reasonable prices. Your ticket is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Was not sure what to really expect but was very pleasantly surprised, a great day out if on your own like I was or wit the whole family , plenty to look at and very educational as well , must say I came out knowing a lot more than when I went in

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Thank Newquayman
Devon, U K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had three hours of interesting viewing.The school children certainly enjoyed themselves.Aplace for families with little people, who were running around all the exhibits. Well worth a visit.

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Thank MaggieDevon_UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I must admit, I am not really one for the sea, boats and maritime things but my boyfriend is. I agreed to the visit because I knew he would like it. The price was cheap £12 (which lets you go back as many times as you wish in a year!). There was plenty to look at and get involved in.... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't really know what to expect when we went to visit but as it was raining we thought it would be a good place to spend a couple of hours. We were really pleased we decided to go. There were many boats there from different countries and different times throughout history. It was really interesting. They had Ben Ainslie's... More 

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Colyford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been looking forward to visiting this maritime museum for a very long time and we were not disappointed. the only problem we only allowed three hours to look, not enough time the history of the Falmouth Packets we found very intersting

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Minster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

outstanding place to visit very interesting and stunning views ticket lasts for a year very handy if you like corwall as we do

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here only because I had a few hours to kill. I was pleasantly surprised and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The displays are very well done. Allow about two hours but could easily spend another hour. It's worth going to the top of the lookout. You get a great view across the harbour and mariner. A volunteer will tell... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started our visit with a talk in the lookout tower. I never know what to expect with talks but this was excellent, informative and just the right length, and the view is great. Even as a semi-local I learnt a lot. There's a lot of 'please walk/please touch' this, making it interactive and fun for all ages. Loved that... More 

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