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.
Opens Friday 20 March
Deep in the dark murky depths of the ocean bioluminescence dances and shadowy figures loom. Something’s there, but what?
The beautiful song from the ocean’s brightest pearl rolls on the waves and laps on the tide. Her tail shimmers in the sun as she dives and dances with her friend’s deep below the sea’s surface.
We are delighted to host a series of Monster Talks by speakers who are leaders in their field. The talks are in association with our current major exhibition Monsters of the Deep.
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.
Every Thursday During Term Time
Explorer caps and backpacks on and magnifying glasses at the ready, we’re going on an adventure. Minnows Explorers is National Maritime Museum Cornwall’s grandparent and grandchildren activity sessions and is all about creating, making and exploring together.
Weekly storytelling and sing-a-long Every Monday during term time at 11 o’clock! Drop in for a lively half hour of stories, songs and rhymes. Minnows Tales is free with your museum entry ticket. Term time only.