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What’s changing after 19th July

External photo of the Museum, with Falmouth Docks and a partially-obscured cruise ship in the background.

We take the safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff incredibly seriously. The decisions we’ve made have been carefully considered and will be continually reviewed over the next few weeks and months.

Pre-booked time slots

We will keep the timed slots and pre-booking system to encourage an even spread of visitors throughout the day. We have increased our daily capacity, carefully balancing what is best for visitor safety and comfort (as a priority) and the Museum’s financial sustainability.


Nothing has changed where our exhaustive cleaning regime is concerned. We’ll continue the deep cleaning of toilets and play areas as well as touchpoints throughout the Museum. The sanitisation stations will remain so you can take extra precautions – hand sanitiser and sanitisation wipes are available.

One-way route

The one-way route will remain – it is a great way to explore the entire Museum, ensuring you don’t miss a thing. We appreciate that not everyone likes to follow a one-way route so feel free to explore as you wish – whichever you do is good with us.

Face masks

We are actively encouraging our staff, volunteers and visitors to continue to wear a face covering in the Museum to help keep everyone in our building safe and well. There is a supply of masks at the admissions desk so you needn’t worry if you forget yours.


The building will remain well ventilated. Bear this in mind on a windy day – things can become chilly so we recommend bringing an extra layer or two.


We are now accepting cash at all tills

Thank you

Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the last 18 months – it means so much.

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National Maritime Museum
Cornwall Trust
Discovery Quay
TR11 3QY

Tel: +44(0)1326 313388