Venue Hire

Award-winning architectural design, unique waterside location,  an innovative building with stunning views over Falmouth harbour – the perfect combination for any event or wedding. Offering a number of different sized, adaptable spaces, nearby parking and fully equipped facilities, we provide the ideal setting for any corporate event or private occasion. Offering such a distinctive venue with versatile facilities means that every event we host is different. Working closely with our clients we tailor their visit to meet every requirement – ensuring each box is ticked and the event runs without a hitch.

Conference Manager: Dayna Pope
Telephone: 01326 214557

Main Hall

Capacity: 500 standing
The Main Hall is the heart of the Museum and the largest space within it. The space is very adaptable and has been used as a venue for a variety of events including wedding receptions, car launches and dinners seating over 150 people. There are up to 30 boats suspended from the ceiling providing a unique environment for your special event.


Capacity: 40 standing
Offering a model boat pool with wind machines and radio controlled model yachts, this is the perfect chance to let that competitive streak run through your group. Something very different for your corporate event or special occasion.

Waterside Cafe

Capacity: 100 seated, 150 buffet
With spectacular views over Falmouth’s magnificent harbour, it is the perfect setting for wedding receptions, special occasions and memorable corporate events.

Learning Centre

Capacity: 60 seated, 100 standing
A highly adaptable and flexible self-contained area which overlooks Falmouth harbour, with its own kitchen and cloakrooms, and the ideal location for private parties and wedding receptions, workshops or training. It also works as a great media centre – as proven during Ellen MacArthur’s celebrated return in 2005.

Sunley Lecture Theatre

Capacity: 100 seated – fixed
Fitted with the latest audio-visual technology and an induction loop for hearing aid users. A superb venue for talks, presentations, conferences and films whilst acting as an inspirational venue for educational groups, corporate events and other special occasions and has often been used by our more famous visitors including Ellen MacArthur and Pete Goss.

Haddon Boardroom

Capacity: 15
Steeped in nautical history and housed within the largest collection of maritime literature in the South West, our boardroom is the smallest of our rooms – offering an ideal space for more intimate meetings, workshops or training sessions.