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“First class exhibition”

National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Ranked #4 of 58 things to do in Falmouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Stroller parking, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage
Long Beach NSW Australia
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“First class exhibition”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

As one who loves everything maritime, this was not to be missed and indeed it proved so.
Great planning and execution shown here and the amount of time it would take to absorb it all is as long as a piece of string.
There is a little something for all boating enthusiasts here.
Congratulations to the organisers, a most enjoyable afternoon, thank you.

Visited June 2013
Thank ElectrickBlue
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English first
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best museum ever !!!”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

We first visited the museum about 7 years ago. Just been for the second time, and it was even better than I remembered. Not to be missed.

Visited September 2013
Thank Rowena W
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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“What a Fantastic Place.”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

I took my 8 year old nephew. He was very instrested in everything that was in there. The View from The Tower overlooking Falmouth and the Harbour was Fantastic. The Underwater level is fantastic. Your entrance ticket is valid for a year so you can keep going back. I know that we will.

Visited September 2013
Thank Andy1082
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good interactive activities, liked sea rescue exhibits, bit pricey”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

We got the boat using park and ride which was fun and got 10 % discount...even better . The 1st receptionist was a bit snappy when we paid, not much patience for our kids who had to rush to the loo and didnt tell us anything about the museum but the 2nd receptionist made up for it by telling us how we could best enjoy the museum ! One can easily be put off by a bad greeting, especially when you pay quite a bit to get in. Thumbs up for the man looking after the coin operated sailboats :) The sea rescue exhibit was brill and all the interactive stuff downstairs...good for all ages, ours are age 1, 4, 7 and they were all absorbed. Great to be able to get in side a real life raft and a real RNLI rib..in the end it was def worth a visit.

Visited August 2013
Thank Irenka G
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Unexpected gem”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

I'm not really 'into' boats so didn't expect to enjoy this museum but we spent a really content few hours here. The Search & Rescue exhibition was a highlight as it gave me an insight into the tough work done by rescue services and it was really moving and humbling to see the lengths teams go to and the risks they take to save people in danger. I also enjoyed watching the fish below sea level as it gave me a new perspective on the harbour.

Visited September 2013
Thank Claire B
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