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20 Years Since Museum Construction

Two men work on the roof of the Museum, with the docks and harbour in the background.

The building was designed by architects Long and Kentish who worked alongside Land Design Studios to create the exhibition spaces within.

Constructed on a former boat building yard the design was inspired by the sites historic past and was clad in oak by master shipwrights.  In 2003 the Duke of York opened the doors to the Museum and we have been welcoming visitors to enjoy our space ever since.

Ariel view of national maritime museum construction site

Aerial view of the construction site

Museum building site

View of the Museum building site

national maritime museum building site

Ground view of the Museum building site

digger in fron of the national maritime museum

View of the Museum under construction

national maritime museum

Working on the roof of the Museum

national maritime museum under construction

Construction work on the lookout tower

Construction of the national maritime museum

Working on the gallery space inside the building

National Maritime Museum Cornwall aerial shot

View of the Museum today

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National Maritime Museum
Cornwall Trust
Discovery Quay
TR11 3QY

Tel: +44(0)1326 313388