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 Cornwall.

Like other Museums, we are committed to a special mix of conservation, research, education and entertainment. But we are more than just a museum. We aspire to be a standard bearer for the emergent Cornwall; innovative, confident, and stamped with a quality brand. Proud of its past and present, yet designed for the future.

We also aim to contribute to the future of the Carrick Roads and Falmouth as a world maritime centre and successful tourist destination.