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Below the glistening surface of the sea, lurking down at the extreme depths of the ocean are hair-raising, toe-curling, horror-making monsters. With deadly weapons and carnivorous appetites, the deep-seas can be a terrifying place.
Opens Friday 20 March
Deep in the dark murky depths of the ocean bioluminescence dances and shadowy figures loom. Something’s there, but what?
Memories of Falmouth is a brand new exhibition of photography and film taken of Falmouth between 1934 – 1969, providing a fascinating insight into the town during this time.
Opens Saturday 16 October
Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed opened at the Museum to huge acclaim in 2017 and after touring nationally we are delighted to bring back some of the key artworks from the exhibition.
Take a virtual tour of Monsters of the Deep from the air, soar through the exhibition, come face-to-face with a killer whale skeleton, glide around the space and meet some real monsters of the deep.
From a terrifying Feegee mermaid to the spindly legs of a giant sea spider there are plenty of sights to see. Explore our top reasons to dive into the mysterious world of the deep sea.
Isabel Stevens is a writer, editor and curator based in London, and is the production editor for Sight and Sound, a monthly international film magazine published by the BFI.
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.