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At the entrance to Monsters of the Deep a huge eye keeps watch. It was designed and created by A-Side Studio and Engine House Animation Studio – find out more about the process.
At National Maritime Museum Cornwall we protect and celebrate our past and act as custodians of our shared maritime heritage. But we also explore our future – the future of our oceans, coastal communities and the maritime world.
A trip to National Maritime Museum Cornwall is fun for everyone. This October half term round up the littles ones and make a beeline for NMMC.
Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, undertook an official visit to National Maritime Museum Cornwall today to celebrate the most ambitious exhibition in the Museum’s history, Monsters of the Deep: Science Fact and Fiction.
Emma is a 22ft x 6ft teak-built steam launch. Although the original builder is unknown it’s believed it was built around 1912. Below is a gallery documenting the progress of Emma’s restoration.
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.