Nowhere in Cornwall is more than 17 miles from the sea. This proximity has shaped both the landscape and its people.

How has it shaped your life?

Share your stories, personal connections and memories of the sea in Cornwall with us and we’ll compile highlights into an online gallery, interactive display in the museum and our annual journal.

Make sure you use the hashtag #CornwallTheSeaandMe

On Facebook: Tag us @theNMMC
On Twitter: Tag us @TheNMMC
On Instagram: Tag us @NationalMaritimeMuseumCornwall

Email us subject: CornwallTheSeandMe


Each month the Museum team will choose a favourite story and we have some amazing prizes for each winner…

Some of the prizes on offer so far from our fantastic partners…

This month’s prize:

This month’s prize for our favourite post in our #CornwallTheSeaandMe community social media engagement campaign is an amazing Winter getaway at Falmouth’s wonderful The Greenbank Hotel

Nestled on Falmouth’s historic harbour, The Greenbank blends the best of coastal living with the finest in contemporary comfort. Steeped in history with unbeatable sweeping sea views, the four-star hotel was originally built in 1640 and has now been lovingly refurbished.

Moor up on The Greenbank’s private pontoons, float from your boat to the dinner table, then sink a few local pints in their cosy quayside pub The Working Boat. From rustic fine dining in the Water’s Edge restaurant, to al fresco cocktails on the terrace or hearty pub favourites – there’s something for everyone.

And at the end of the day, the plushest of rooms await. Whether it’s a lazy lie-in with breakfast in bed, a soothing spa treatment or long soak in your bath tub – there’s every excuse to retreat to this Cornish coastal hideaway.

The prize details: 

Winter is a magical time when it feels that you almost have Cornwall all to yourself. Win a Cornish Winter Getaway at The Greenbank and enjoy a one night stay for two people in a harbour view room, including a hearty breakfast and cream tea to share in the iconic Water’s Edge bar. Subject to availability, excluding Christmas and New Year

Some of the prizes on offer over the coming months….

Help shape our future

Your stories will also be part of the museum’s wider consultation with communities to inform the future content of our Cornwall galleries.

We also have an ONLINE SURVEY you can complete to help shape our future.