About

About

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.

Find out more

The Charity

The National Maritime Museum Cornwall is a registered charity (charity number 1067884) but despite its title, it is not included in the Government’s list of national museums and does not receive any Government funding or grants. It is therefore required to charge an entrance fee where other national museums are free of charge. The long-term … Continued

Find out more

Our Aims

We want to share with you the story of the people who use small boats and to explore the lives of one community for whom the sea has been an essential lifeline and source of food: the people of Cornwall. Hence our mission Engaging and inspiring people with the stories of the Sea, Boats and … Continued

Find out more

Trustees

Alexandra Bolitho (President) Alexandra is the daughter of Rear Admiral Morgan Morgan Giles, and grand-daughter of the Teignmouth based yacht designer Francis Morgan Giles. By profession an interior designer, she has run her own business and has been responsible for the renovation and care of many properties, both historic and modern. She supports several Cornish … Continued

Find out more

Our Beginnings

The National Maritime Museum Cornwall is a fully independent museum, a development of the original FIMI (Falmouth International Maritime Initiative) partnership created in 1992 and the result of collaboration between the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich and the former Cornwall Maritime Museum in Falmouth. The National Maritime Museum Greenwich had an impressive collection of small boats … Continued

Find out more

Our Awards

The best reward for our work is the response of our visitors, customers and partners. But we also enjoy formal awards. Here are some of them: 2013 Silver – Best UK Heritage Attraction at British Travel Awards 2014 Silver – Best UK Heritage Attraction at British Travel Awards 2014 Winner – Daily Telegraph Family Friendly … Continued

Find out more

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

Find out more