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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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As an avid yachtsman I found this Maritime Museum a great place to visit. Located on the waterfront... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hobart, Australia
Brill afternoon out, albeit slightly overpriced.

We visited the museum as it is a very highly recommended place to go whilst in Falmouth. We spent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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With over 15 galleries, a boatbuilding workshop, exciting new exhibitions every year, interactive exhibits and a collection that spans The National Small Boat collection, artworks, maps and charts, memorabilia and other objects there’s plenty to...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Discovery Quay | Discovery Quay, Falmouth TR11 3QY, England
+44 1326 313388
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum looks very new in a fantastic building and has some great detail for the grown-up boat enthusiast. The Titanic exhibit is really interesting, unless you're being dragged around by some small children. The issue is not the quality of information on offer to...More

Thank humpyjeff41
Reviewed 4 days ago

As an avid yachtsman I found this Maritime Museum a great place to visit. Located on the waterfront near the docks at Port Pendennis, Falmouth, it is easy to find. Plenty of parking, metered of course. The Museum has five floors of exhibits and galleries...More

Thank tasgard
Reviewed 5 days ago

Museum was very poor this year but avoid the car park at all costs. We were 10 minutes late back to the car and then we bought another ticket but the operators Premier Park Ltd hit us with a £100 fine with their secret camera’s....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the museum as it is a very highly recommended place to go whilst in Falmouth. We spent roughly 4 hours walking around and reading up on the history, and the Titanic exhibition was absolutly fantastic. However, there could have been better use of...More

Thank ValetteMist
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very spectacular building, with a great backdrop. Good exhibits all around with a good focus on catering for a wide interest that would fit younger to older audiences. However, the staff in some areas, the lookout and the small sailboat pool area, came off as...More

Thank Dominic B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely little museum in the heart of Falmouth to visit as they currently have a new titanic Exhibition until January . They have a great Tidal underwater part of the museum which is really good and you can see fish and sea...More

Thank noonoos
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is great - it's modern and entertaining. The tower spanning from the tidal room at the bottom to the lookout on the top is a fantastic idea. We had lots of fun exploring.

Thank the_Devilyn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place for adults and kids. When we went the Titanic exhibition was on which was great as it was interesting and informative. We had a good hour wandering around it and then got the lift up to the lookout tower which...More

Thank Jackie H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting, a selection of different types of boats, how they are made, a section on the Titanic, the story. Worth a visit if your interested in boats etc, recommend going up to the top of the viewing platform, good view of harbour.

Thank Chrissy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an interesting museum with a number of small boats to see but perhaps the main attraction was the Titanic exhibition which also had a Cornish slant. It was very interesting to see but would benefit from a little more to look at or...More

Thank D H
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16 June 2018|
Response from noonoos | Reviewed this property |
No it is not worth the entry if you want in at 3pm.
16 June 2018|
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Response from Krystina A | Reviewed this property |
Just about
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Response from Doug C | Reviewed this property |
£13.50 per Adult July 2018 .This is for a year's membership so if your a day tripper this is expensive.