National Maritime Museum Cornwall

National Maritime Museum Cornwall

  • State of the Art Maritime Museum
  • Visitor Attraction of the Year 2007
  • Fantastic Restaurant
  • Hands On Displays


We’re going Under the Sea celebrating man’s exploits under the water!

National Maritime Museum Cornwall is known for celebrating the sea, boats and Cornwall but this year Cornwall’s Visitor Attraction of the Year will be diving even deeper and exploring under the sea.

Dive into a world of shipwrecks, see the very first submarine, explore a human torpedo, climb inside a hyperbaric chamber, experience the history of diving, delve into a diving bell and see what it takes to live, work and play in our oceans. Join us on a journey to the deep.

There is also the new Falmouth Gallery highlighting the importance of Falmouth’s maritime history, incorporating an Old Curiosity Shop, displaying weird and wonderful things that sailors traditionally brought back from far flung places around the world. You can also explore Britain’s first and last port of call and relive the heyday of Falmouth’s port from 1689 to the present day.

From the incredible success of our previous Endurance & Survival exhibition comes The Survival Zone. Focussing on the key elements of survival, food, water, warmth and the emotional strength of endurance, this exhibition will take you on a journey through the very physical and mental challenges of survival at sea. When was the last time you pushed yourself to the absolute max, tested your strength of will to carry on, persevered in the face of adversity and battled against all the odds?

And don’t forget the Museum’s ongoing boat restoration project where you can see live restorations and the study boat area giving you the chance to learn in depth about innovative and ground-breaking boats.

All this as well as breathtaking views from the 29 m tower, an underwater viewing tidal zone, hands-on interactives, activities for all the family and the chance to get onto the water and discover the delights and wildlife of our coastline.

The best way to get there? By boat. Use the Park & Float and sail to the Museum in a classic ferry - there is no better way to arrive than on water (May – September)

There’s so much happening at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall in 2008, don’t miss your chance for a visit.

Open daily 10-5, 7 days a week. Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day.T: 01326 313388 F: 01326 317878 E: and check out the website for the latest news on

2008 prices:Adults £7.95, Children (0-5) free, (6-15) £5.25, Senior (60+) £6.25, Family (2 adults + 3 children) £21. Groups receive 10% discount on groups of 10+

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