The safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff is paramount to us so it is with regret that we have decided to temporarily close National Maritime Museum Cornwall. Read our full statement.
Dr Tammy Horton is a Research Scientist at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Southampton. She is an expert in deep-sea taxonomy, ecology and biodiversity.
Dr Jon Copley is guest curator of Monsters of the Deep, marine biologist and Associate Professor in Ocean Exploration & Public Engagement at the University of Southampton.
Hundreds of sea creature specimens from the National Oceanography Collection arrived at the Museum recently. Find out more about their role in Monsters of the Deep.
From mummified mermaids to giant krakens the size of an island, our new major exhibition, Monsters of the Deep, will take visitors on an immersive tour through the world of deep-sea monsters.
Preparations for Monsters of the Deep are in full swing and strange and bewildering deliveries are arriving daily to the Museum – see what arrived this week!
Running until mid-March
On Monday 22 November 1869, 150 years ago, the Cutty Sark, one of the world’s most famous historic ships, was launched in Scotland. Our new exhibition celebrates the Cutty Sark’s time moored in the town.
Until Tuesday 1 September
This exhibition of paintings of traditional boats of Falmouth showcases the work of artist James Dodds. It includes several new commissions including a Falmouth Pilot cutter which will be the largest painting James has ever undertaken.
Running until September
This show focuses on the ancestry of several prominent Porthleven families, linked to the construction of the dock, boatbuilding, fishing and net-making.