Drop in and see us during the Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival + Falmouth Classics

This weekend is one of Falmouth’s busiest with the return of the annual Sea Shanty Festival and the Falmouth Classics regatta, so a great opportunity to drop into the museum and see our new Tattoo and Captain Bligh exhibitions and our Awesome Adventurers Play Zone.

Falmouth Classics

A three day regatta. Classic boats from many parts of the UK, the continent and the local area take part in this Classics event, with boats built as long ago as 1882 taking their place alongside those launched before the Second World War and other more modern versions of classic designs. This year it’s the 30th anniversary of the Falmouth Classics. For the full programme of events visit the festival website.

National Maritime Museum Cornwall has 4 boats in Sunday’s Small Boat parade: 1934 motor launch Jonik will lead the small boat parade on Sunday at 1.30pm, with Daisy Belle, a local punt built in 1885, Pipkin, a replica Cape Cod cat boat and Aileen, the first St Mawes One design built in 1920s also appearing. We also have Curlew in the main parade.

The Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival

The Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival also returns on Friday 16 June 2017 and Saturday 18 June 2017  and is believed to be one of the biggest free maritime music festivals in Europe. More than 60 singing groups from all over the world will perform over the three days, ending with a grand finale on the Sunday featuring one of Cornwall’s best-loved shanty groups, The Oggymen.

The family-friendly event really brings Falmouth to life with singers popping up on almost every street corner.

It all kicks off at 2pm on Friday, June 16 with 6 Breton Groups performing on Events Square in front of the museum, so why not pop in and see us in the morning!

Read more on the Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival on Cornwall Live at http://www.cornwalllive.com/get-singing-m-bewties-don-t-miss-falmouth-international-sea-shanty-festival/story-30381247-detail/whatson/story.html#oh0Q5xGcdRjkVtGy.99

The Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival is held at multiple venues throughout the town with main stages being the Seasalt Stage on Custom House Quay, Skinners Stage on Events Square (Discovery Quay) and the Seven Stars on The Moor. A full interactive menu of stages,venues and events can be found on the Festival website.

The museum is open all weekend so be sure to come and say hello!