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

Win: A luxury break in Falmouth + tickets to an exclusive preview of Tattoo

We have teamed up with our friends at The Greenbank Hotel, and Fal River Cruises to create this fantastic prize. Win: Tickets to an exclusive preview of our 2017 exhibitions 2 x exclusive tickets to the opening preview night of our 2017 exhibitions Tattoo and Captain Bligh, including exclusive insights from artists, a guided tour of … Continued

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Video: Feb 1/2 Term Space Mission 1

This February Half-Term you can travel to space from Falmouth! To help you plan for your mission, in this short film, our junior reporters Jacob and James broadcast live from the space portal. Advance booking essential Plan your February Half Term 2017 mission to space

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10 reasons to visit the NMMC with kids

10 Reasons to visit The National Maritime Museum Cornwall with kids By Mini Travellers  In January we were visited by Karen at Mini Travellers and her family. She describes us as “perfect for kids” when visiting Falmouth and especially loved the signs within the museum that said ‘Climb Aboard’ rather than ‘Don’t touch!’ Mini-travellers said: … Continued

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Goodbye to Viking Voyagers

Our renowned exhibition Vikings Voyager has now closed. Exploring the story of why the Vikings are one of the most iconic cultures of all time, this two year exhibition closed on 2 January 2017. Read on to see what this renowned exhibition featured.. An extraordinary journey into the Viking world Inviting visitors to take a … Continued

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New exhibition announced for 2017: Captain Bligh: Myth, Man + Mutiny

7 March 2017 – 7 January 2018 This exhibition remembers a notable West Countryman and significant national figure, in the 200th anniversary year of his death. It tells a story that challenges the more commonly known Hollywood depiction and brings to life one of the greatest small boat survival stories in history featuring relics from … Continued

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New exhibition announced for 2017: Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed

17 March 2017 – 7 January 2018 The National Maritime Museum Cornwall is excited to announce its major new temporary exhibition for 2017; Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed. This highly anticipated exhibition offers a genuinely ground-breaking and comprehensive history of British tattooing, featuring cutting edge designers, leading academics and major private collectors, to tell a … Continued

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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… A Christmas themed Viking bear hunt Make lots of … 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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