Skeleton: New Sculpture from Old Boats
On Friday, 11 November 2016, the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, opens a new sculpture exhibition by our first ever ‘artist in residence’. Rob Johnsey, a boatbuilder and sculptor, is not only the museum’s first ‘artist in residence’ … Continued
Ben Ainslie’s Finn
Sailing this Finn dinghy in Weymouth, local hero Ben Ainslie won his fourth successive Olympic Gold Medal at the 2012 London Games. Ben owns several Finns, but has now used the same boat in the Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, and London 2012 games. Following his win in 2008 he commented “I suppose most people like … Continued
National Small Boat Collection
The National Small Boat Collection was originally developed by the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich. This is now housed in Cornwall where it has been extended by the addition of other craft. This collection is representative of boats from the UK and around the world. A maximum of length overall of 30ft (14.2m) is set for the collection although there are exceptions. A collection of objects and archives support the National Small Boat Collection. Here are some highlights. For a fuller list, look in the National Small Boat Register under Databases, and search by 'Location=Falmouth'.