Contained within 25 heavy leather-bound volumes are the records of the Falmouth Harbour Committee’s weekly meetings. Much of what they reveal is everyday stuff – port arrivals, problems with the steamer and reports of stolen goods but occasionally some exceptional event will stand out. In this Bartlett Blog we highlight one such sad tale.
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.
In December 2020 HMS Tamar was commissioned as a new patrol vessel for the Royal Navy. In April 2021 the ship came to Falmouth for maintenance and whilst here became the first ship the Royal Navy had painted in ‘dazzle’ livery since 1945.
In 1799 Bernardo Riquelme, a young man in his early twenties, born in Chile and educated in England since 1794, was in Falmouth awaiting a voyage to Lisbon. The voyage to Lisbon was the first step in his ultimate return to Chile but with little money and uncertainty what became of him?
To mark the 200th birthday of HM Coastguard in 2022, this new exhibition tells the story of the Coastguard and explores its role as one of the UK’s emergency services.
Sunday 27 March
A special Mother’s Day Make and Take. Say thank you for being mum by decorating a canvas tote bag with designs from the deep sea.
February Half Term
Explorer Dome are back, we’re on the hunt for creatures that use bubbles to survive on the Trail and in Make & Take we’re using science to create colourful artworks.
Meet Detritus of the Deep and the Washed-up Mermaid, create recycled masks in Make & Take and follow the Museum Trail.