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What’s on: Christmas + New Year listings 2016

Celebrate a Viking Yule this Christmas at The National Maritime Museum Cornwall, on Discovery Quay, Falmouth. The museum is always a family favourite at Christmas and New Year and this year there are plenty of Viking Christmas themed activities to keep to keep all ages entertained… Events kick off with the Viking Yule Supersized weekend … Continued

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Half-price offer for locals 19 November – 16 December 2016

For one month only, local residents can visit the National Maritime Museum Cornwall for half-price. The half-price offer runs from Saturday 19 November – Friday 16 December 2016 and is open to anyone residing at a TR or PL postcode. All that’s required is proof of address showing your TR or PL postcode when purchasing your entry … Continued

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New exhibition opens at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall’s by first artist in residence

On Friday, 11 November 2016, the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, on Discovery Quay Falmouth, will open a new sculpture exhibition by its first ever ‘artist in residence’. Rob Johnsey, a boatbuilder, sailor and sculptor, is not only the museum’s first ‘artist in residence’ but a long serving and dedicated member of the Museum team, having … Continued

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RNLI Hope in the Great War exhibition tells story of 1916 wartime Falmouth lifeboat crew rescue

The Hope in the Great War exhibition at The National Maritime Museum Cornwall tells story of 1916 wartime Falmouth lifeboat crew rescue… A new exhibition at The National Maritime Museum Cornwall: Hope in the Great War, tells the story of six heroic RNLI rescues, including the story of 3 November 1916 when Falmouth lifeboat crew … Continued

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Things to do in Falmouth: family activities October Half Term 2016

The National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Falmouth is a family favourite at half-term – the team always put on a fantastic series of events to keep all ages engaged. As ever, there’s no shortage of half-term Halloween happenings to entertain the whole family this October. Here’s a roundup of our events: Spooky story telling Saturday 22, … Continued

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The winner of the 2016 Heritage Champion Award is Captain George Hogg

At the Annual General Meeting 2016 of the Cornwall Heritage Trust, Colonel Edward Bolitho, President, presented the Sir Richard Trant Memorial Award for Heritage Champion 2016 to Captain George Hogg. Following 37 years in the Royal Navy Captain Hogg became the Honorary Curator of the Cornwall Maritime Museum Falmouth from 1993 until the creation of … Continued

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Museum Volunteers Reach Five and Ten Year Mile Stones

It was celebration time at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall recently, as a number of volunteers marked over five or ten years of voluntary service. At a special lunch to mark the occasion, eight volunteers were awarded certificates and commemorative pins by the Museum Director Richard Doughty and Chair of Trustees Brian Steward, with another … Continued

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Epic Row Turns into Epic Romance as Charity Rower Pops the Question

Saturday (April 2) saw the beginning of the final phase of the Great Big Cornish Gig Project run by the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, as a team of wounded injured and sick military veterans began their Epic Row from Falmouth to the Isles of Scilly.  And for one participant the day proved to be extra … Continued

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Maritime Museum Project Sees Valiant Boatbuilders Launch Gig

Yesterday saw the launch of a very special boat built by wounded, injured and sick armed forces personnel as part of a unique project run by the National Maritime Museum Cornwall. The Great Big Cornish Gig Project, which is core funded by the Armed Forces Community Covenant Grant scheme, has involved beneficiaries training in boatbuilding … Continued

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