Find out more about visiting National Maritime Museum Cornwall.
Leave Monsters of the Deep behind and venture into Viktor Wynd’s UnNatural History Museum.
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.
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!
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.
Viktor Wynd is an artist who uses museum objects in the way that other artists use paint. He’s the founder and proprietor of London’s famous Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & UnNatural History.
Our major exhibition TITANIC STORIES examines the stories of the Titanic’s momentous sinking on 15 April 1912, re-appraising many of the myths, controversies and assumptions that still linger around one of the most well-known historic events of the 20th century.
Torre Abbey 3 March – 3 June 2018 In another exciting first for the Museum, the groundbreaking and award winning exhibition Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed began a three year tour of museums and galleries in the UK opening at Torre Abbey in March 2018, where it was on show for three months before moving…
Hevva! Hevva! This horn looks quite ordinary, but it played an incredibly special role in Cornish history. It belongs to a period where the pilchard industry was one of the keystones of the Cornish economy. The seasonal pilchard fishery supported communities across the county and provided a key export of fish to Mediterranean countries, as…
“Pilchards! Whose bodies yield the fragrant oil and make the London lamps at midnight smile!” Peter Pindar 1783. Cornwall once relied upon the sea for nearly everything: food, transport, trade, defence and contact with the outside world. Fishing was always a vital part of the Cornish way of life and in the 18th and 19th…