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Heritage Boat Tours

A small motor launch makes its way through the water. A flag at the back features the Museum's logo.

With just a handful of other passengers, plus crew, the tours are an exclusive and unique experience. The trip, which lasts an hour, starts and ends at the Museum, and takes in key Falmouth maritime landmarks and beautiful river scenes.

Times and Pricing

Monday 30 May – Sunday 2 October

Tours take place at 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm.

Boat and Museum annual pass
Boat tour only (for existing annual pass holders)
Children (under 18s)

Children aged between 2 – 4 receive free admission to the Museum but will need a boat tour ticket.

Your ticket includes an annual pass to the Museum so spend the morning visiting the 15 galleries, our current major exhibition Monsters of the Deep, the Tidal Zone, the Lookout, plus much more!

Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start of the tour.

Steamboat Charters

New for 2022! Charter Emma the steam launch for a one hour tour of Falmouth from the water.


How long will the tour last?
The tour will last one hour.

What time do I need to meet the tour guide?
Please meet 15 minutes before the start of the tour at the designated meeting point. The meeting point will be just after the welcome desk. This allows enough time to put on life jackets and get ready for the tour.

Are there facilities on the boat?
There are no toilet or refreshment facilities on the boat. The Museum has toilets and a well-stocked café for refreshments, which you are welcome to use before or after the boat trip.

Can I take my baby on the tour with me?
Unfortunately, due to safety concerns, we are unable to offer spaces to any children under the age of two, including babies.

Can I transfer my ticket to another day?
Unfortunately tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. If the Museum has to cancel a tour a ticket transfer or full refund will be given.

If it rains is there somewhere dry to sit?
The boat does not have a covered area and is open to the elements. We recommend being prepared for all weather conditions with suitable clothing and footwear.


NMMC Historic Boat Tours Terms & Conditions

Cancellation & refund

Availability and accessibility


Combined tickets

National Maritime
Museum Cornwall Trust
Discovery Quay
Falmouth Cornwall
TR11 3QY

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Tel: +44(0)1326 313388

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National Maritime Museum
Cornwall Trust
Discovery Quay
TR11 3QY

Tel: +44(0)1326 313388