Cornish Maritime History Day, on Saturday 5 October, is a celebration of Cornwall’s fascinating maritime history. Throughout the day hear from a host of specialist researchers about the results from their latest projects, illuminating our understanding of maritime past.

This is the eighth event that brings maritime and history enthusiasts together to share their discoveries of people, places and ships. It is a hugely popular day, and pre-booking is highly recommended.

The Spackman of Penzance

The Spackman of Penzance, Master William Broad, 1795 (Courtesy of Tony Pawlyn)

Cornish Maritime History Day speakers include:

‘On the Brink’: The Story of G C Fox and Co of Falmouth
Charles Fox

Falmouth Pilots
Tim Knight

Wrecks, Harbours and a Slaver: Flotsam from a solicitor’s office
Dr Lesley Trotter

An update on the Maritime Cornish Churches Project
Victoria Jenner

90 years of the Troy Fleet of Fowey
Marcus Lewis

Elizabeth Warren of Flushing, Victorian Plant Hunter
Guy English

William Broad, Ships Agent and Merchant of Falmouth
Linda Batchelor

Harveys of Hayle
Daisy Culmer

Ticket prices

Adults £30
Annual pass holders £25
Tickets include refreshments, lunch and admission to National Maritime Museum Cornwall and The Bartlett Maritime Research Centre & Library.


Saturday 5 October, 9.30am – 4.30pm
The conference starts at 10.00am.

Buy tickets

To purchase tickets please call 01326 313388 or visit the admissions desk at National Maritime Museum Cornwall.