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The latest news, stories, competitions and blogs from the team at The National Maritime Museum Cornwall.

BBC Arts editor Will Gompertz previews our exhibition

Courtesy of BBC News. Thursday 17 March 2017. BBC Arts editor Will Gompertz may have got more than he bargained for when he visits the National Maritime Museum Cornwall in Falmouth for a preview of the British Tattoo Art Revealed exhibition. Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed is at The National Maritime Museum Cornwall in Falmouth…

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100 Hands

The 100 Hands (search #100Hands on Instagram) is an innovative installation commissioned by the museum as part of Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed. Curated by Alice Snape of Things and Ink magazine it literally brings the art off the gallery wall to create a sculptural map of British tattoo art today. The installation is based…

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Tattoo: The story behind the photo

The marketing image for Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed was inspired by an old photograph. Derryth Ridge, of National Maritime Museum Cornwall and creative lead on the exhibition, explains: ‘When I first started researching for the exhibition I came across a photograph of a member of the Bristol Tattoo Club revealing her tattoo. It’s really thought…

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Q + A: Sailor Conrad Humphreys on recreating Bligh’s epic voyage of survival

Conrad Humphrey’s  is a competitive sailor, who’s sailed around the world three times in some of the sailing world’s most famous races. Conrad was the professional skipper onboard the ambitious recreation of Bligh’s legendary small boat journey for Channel 4 programme ‘Mutiny.’ Conrad will be speaking at The National Maritime Museum Cornwall this Spring – sign-up to…

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Watch: Mutiny on Channel 4

If you can’t wait for our exhibition Captain Bligh: Myth, Man and Mutiny to open on 17 March, a new Channel 4 programme starts this Monday 6 March 2017 following a team of nine men led by SAS: Who Dares Wins frontman, Anthony Middleton as they recreate Captain Bligh’s epic voyage of survival. Trailer: Mutiny | starts Monday…

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Video: our junior reporters visit space

Our junior reporters tell us what they loved most about their visit to space in our planetarium… Plan your mission to space this February Half – Term. If you fancy getting up close to our planets, did you know there’s an actual space portal in Falmouth? Want to come ? Well come along and join…

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Video: Space mission report 3 – Solar System!

Video: Space Report 3 – Solar System! To help you plan for your February half term space mission, in this video our junior reporter Oliver broadcasts from the National Maritime Museum Cornwall Space Portal finding about about Solar Systems. Plan your mission

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Video: Space mission report 2 – Moon + Tides!

This February Half-Term you can travel to space from Falmouth! Video: Space Report 2 – The Moon and The Tides! To help you plan for your mission, in this video our junior reporters Charlotte and Freya broadcast live from the National Maritime Museum Cornwall Space Portal finding about about how the moon influences the tides. Plan…

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Follow the Bounty launch build

The boat build Our 2017 exhibition Captain Bligh: Myth, Man and Mutiny features a specially built reproduction of the Bounty launch, giving a very real sense of the situation of the 18 men who sailed it over 3600 nautical miles across the Pacific. The launch is currently being built, in house, in the Museum’s boat building workshop,…

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