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…

This month’s prize:

This month’s prize for our favourite post in our #CornwallTheSeaandMe community social media engagement campaign is an amazing lunch for two at the beautiful Budock Vean Hotel in their AA Rosette restaurant renowned for amazing food AND a memorable boat tour of the Helford River with Helford River Cruises.

On a quiet bend of the tranquil Helford River nestles the award-winning 4 star Budock Vean Hotel. Set in 65 acres of glorious gardens, woodlands and its own golf course – The Budock Vean is a sanctuary for rest and relaxation. With an AA Rosette restaurant renowned for amazing food, relaxing treatments in the Natural Health Spa, luxury self catering holiday homes, tennis courts, kayaking and boat trips along the river.

Plus: a memorable boat tour of the Helford River with Helford River Cruises. Enjoy the tranquility of the Helford River and Creeks on a memorable boat tour. An experienced boatman will guide you through the area of outstanding natural beauty with ancient oak woodlands and deep sheltered valleys with an abundance of birds and other wildlife.


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

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.