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An exterior photo of the Museum and part of Falmouth Marina and the docks.

Nowhere in Cornwall is more than 17 miles from the sea. This proximity has shaped both the landscape and its people.

How has it shaped your life?

Share your stories, personal connections and memories of the sea in Cornwall with us and we’ll compile highlights into an online gallery, interactive display in the museum and our annual journal.

On Facebook: Tag us @theNMMC
On Twitter: Tag us @TheNMMC
On Instagram: Tag us @NationalMaritimeMuseumCornwall

Email us subject: CornwallTheSeandMe

Make sure you use the hashtag #CornwallTheSeaandMe


Each month the Museum team will choose a favourite story and we have some amazing prizes for each one chosen.

The Greenbank Hotel
Rick Stein
The Budock Vean Hotel and Koru Kayaking
The Chainlocker Inn Falmouth
The Rosevine

Help shape our future

Your stories will also be part of the museum’s wider consultation with communities to inform the future content of our Cornwall galleries.

We also have an online questionnaire you can complete to help shape our future.

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National Maritime Museum
Cornwall Trust
Discovery Quay
TR11 3QY

Tel: +44(0)1326 313388