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Historic Boat Tours at National Maritime Museum Cornwall

With a handful of passengers, plus crew, the tours are an exclusive and unique experience. The trip, which lasts an hour, starts and ends at the museum, and takes in key Falmouth landmarks and beautiful river scenes.

Your ticket includes a day pass to the museum so spend the morning visiting the 15 galleries, our current major exhibition, the Tidal Zone and the Look Out Tower, plus much more!

Jonik was built in 1934 in Fowey by Percy Clemens and was donated to the museum by the original owner. After careful and meticulous restoration Jonik is now ready for a renewed life at sea.

Take a look at the Heritage Boat Tours gallery


Available Monday 4 May – Sunday 27 September

Tour schedule to be confirmed.

Please arrive at the meeting point 20 minutes before the start of the tour. The meeting point is located behind the welcome desk. Staff and volunteers can direct you.


Boat and museum day pass
Annual pass holders
Children (under 18s)
Children (2 – 4 years)

Book your tickets

To book tickets on the day of the trip please call us on 01326 313388.


How long will the tour last?
The tour will last one hour.

What time do I need to meet the tour guide?
Please meet 20 minutes before the start of the tour at the designated meeting point. The meeting point will be just after the welcome desk. This allows enough time to put on life jackets and get ready for the tour.

Are there facilities on the boat?
There are no toilet or refreshment facilities on the boat. The museum has toilets and a well-stocked café for refreshments, which you are welcome to use before or after the boat trip.

Can I take my baby on the tour with me?
Unfortunately, due to safety concerns, we are unable to offer spaces to any children under the age of two, including babies.

Can I transfer my ticket to another day?
Unfortunately tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. If the museum has to cancel a tour a ticket transfer or full refund will be given.

If it rains is there somewhere dry to sit?
The boat does not have a covered area and is open to the elements. We recommend being prepared for all weather conditions with suitable clothing and footwear.

Historic Boat Tours at National Maritime Museum Cornwall

NMMC Historic Boat Tours Terms & Conditions

Cancellation & refund

Availability and accessibility


Combined tickets

National Maritime Museum
Cornwall Trust
Discovery Quay
TR11 3QY

Tel: +44(0)1326 313388


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