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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 currently have the following exciting permanent job opportunities to join … Continued

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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

  • Day 2 of our favourite small boats brings us to the Mirror Dinghy. This should probably have been day one, as... https://t.co/kHcUPdkNAc

  • So we decided to do a week of our favourite small boats in our collection (we know its Tuesday but we are... https://t.co/s91QS4F8Qt

  • Fancy joining our team? The closing date for the 3 permanent job opportunities in our cafe has been extended... https://t.co/PL7JedKVo5

  • Deal of the Day! Ladies Gill sailing jackets - were £130 now an amazing £30! https://t.co/n1clWLj8pV

  • Work is progressing on our replica of Captain Bligh's launch - these are the patterns for floors and frames https://t.co/WEo2MK2XK8

  • 50 years ago a holiday pleasure cruise went wrong with catastrophic results. Our memorial to the Darlwyne... https://t.co/bKB5qRHXCj

  • The Dragons Den is open to the brave! Descend the slide, explore the cave, tame a dragon and dress as a Viking! https://t.co/tqpzxZcT5g

  • You can learn more about Falmouth's maritime history, see fantastic views and a working port at our volunteers... https://t.co/avHWbTdP2N

  • We have had some fantastic weather here in Falmouth over the past few days, come and see how we have learnt to... https://t.co/vd87ZQLAIg

  • Will your work appear in the Rogues Gallery? (They all look far too scary for us...) https://t.co/dBQEvYt6v3

  • Take some maritime history away with you. These fantastic ornamental model boats are replicas of some of the... https://t.co/NZbafiFP6f

  • How heavy was Viking chain mail? How balanced were Viking swords? Find out the answer to these and other... https://t.co/nXsnABKEHX

  • Its Museum Minnows tomorrow where our Learning Centre is transformed into a multisensory play zone for the under 5's https://t.co/p7WkUwKPvw

  • Never mind the view, just look at the cakes! What better treat than enjoying a refreshing cuppa and a luxurious... https://t.co/BSoCuK2JIV

  • We are currently recruiting for the following exciting permanent job opportunities to join our Café team:... https://t.co/bZWbtuRE8a