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Getting Here

Getting Here

National Maritime Museum Cornwall Discovery Quay Falmouth Cornwall TR11 3QY Pre-Arrival You can plan your journey by car or public transport using this downloadable map of Falmouth. Find the museum on the second map in grid 4D. By Ferry Fal River Cornwall run ferries sailing between Truro, Falmouth or St Mawes. For more information on … Continued

Family
Viking Voyagers

Viking Voyagers

Exploring the story of why the Vikings are one of the most iconic cultures of all time, the two year exhibition reveals the secret to the Vikings’ success.

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Collections

Collections

The Museum’s Collections consist of a range of objects, boats, art, books and archives in support of its mission to promote an understanding of small boats and their place in people’s lives, and of the maritime Heritage of Cornwall. We are currently working towards making a full catalogue of our collections accessible online. Collections overview … Continued

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Support Us

Support Us

Can you help us preserve your maritime heritage? We are a charity with no regular support from the government and we rely on our visitor income to continue our work. The generous support of individuals, companies, and trusts and foundations enables us to fulfill our educational mission and preserve maritime heritage.

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Venue Hire

Venue Hire

With our award-winning architectural design and unique waterside location we boast an innovative building with stunning views over Falmouth harbour. Offering a number of adaptable spaces, nearby parking and fully equipped facilities, we provide the ideal setting for any corporate event or private occasion. Offering such a distinctive venue with versatile facilities means that every … Continued

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Research overview

Research overview

The Museum’s research work is led by the Bartlett Maritime Research Centre which incorporates the Bartlett Library. The main themes are: Cornwall maritime history; British and international shipping; The history of boats. Research facilities: Private researchers are very welcome to explore the Bartlett Library or to seek answers to specific questions with the help of one of … Continued

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Volunteering

Volunteering

Our crew of volunteers are very highly valued members of the Museum team. They contribute to the successful running of the Museum, working alongside our staff team. We are extremely grateful for all the support our volunteers provide but we are always keen to encourage others to join us. You can help in a variety … Continued

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Working in the Museum

Working in the Museum

The Museum is run on a day to day basis by a small management team led by a Director. This is supported by a large number of volunteers who give freely of their time. See the separate page on volunteering for details of what this involves. We are currently recruiting for an: Advanced Apprentice in Historic Vessel … Continued

annual-membership
Annual Membership

Annual Membership

Why become a Member? Because we give you: Free entry all year 10% discount on admission tickets for your friends and family (accompanying you on day of visit) 10% discount in the Museum shop and café* Invitations to special events Free entry to the Eden Project, Tate St Ives and Trebah Garden in November Free entry to … Continued

Tweets

  • A sneak peek at what the workshop team have been up to... https://t.co/4ZjI0ONCrB

  • Squash Box Theatre are back again with The Sea Show - an unmissable puppet show for children and adults of all... https://t.co/iTcKaz2RKg

  • This weeks theme is 'Down in the Deep' - so here are a few images of what you can see in our Tidal Zone - it... https://t.co/S65oTQgBq3

  • Today at 11.30, 12.30 and 14.00 - Meet the All Seasons Story-makers and hear the Cornish folk tale of Morwenna... https://t.co/4OqVA3nKxw

  • It's the last day of Vulgar Vikings week at the museum - so why not pop along and be inspired by our amazing... https://t.co/0fnT0D9Rin

  • The weekend is here!! Why not celebrate with a tasty cake from our cafe - yum yum yum https://t.co/gIfGYfd3Lk

  • We are currently looking for an apprentice! If you are interested boats and conservation, and are looking to gain... https://t.co/PsEfJGKQKg

  • Would you like to make friends, have fun, improve your CV and help a local charity? We are currently looking for... https://t.co/XKTnaYhLv0

  • Safe to say we are all pretty inspired by the athletes in Rio - some amazing performances across the board. You... https://t.co/NExbbDZEge

  • Its Thorsday!! Meet the Norse men and women from our Viking Voyagers exhibition and experience the brutality of... https://t.co/ekojTjo6LT

  • The Bartlett Library, situated at the back of the Museum next to the workshop, is a brilliant resource for... https://t.co/Ki5dHE5h6v

  • Don't miss our very informative Lookout Talk at 14.30 today with Colin :)

  • It's Vulgar Vikings week - and today we have amazing Make and Take crafts to keep the little ones occupied,... https://t.co/OPpALvsfrR

  • What a stunning day in beautiful Falmouth! If you are round and about pop in and see us - we have some of the... https://t.co/PBdQSvkezw

  • Last night we gave photographer Ian Cocklin exclusive access to our tower photograph the fireworks, and these... https://t.co/2S792ODEjf