In Cornwall, a county with close maritime connections, there had always been an interest in aspects of weather, the collection of weather information and the subsequent burgeoning of meteorological science. Here we take a look at how Falmouth was at the forefront of developments, building two observatories during the nineteenth century and doing much to encourage the science and services of meteorology.
Hear the name Donald Healey and you may think of rally racing and motor cars. But did you know that speed enthusiast Donald Healey also launched a new range of sports boat?
The Barlett Maritime Research Centre & Library is home to over 20,0000 volumes – a unique resource accessible by our volunteers, staff and members of the public. As the collection grew so did the need to make it accessible and in the latest Bartlett Blog we look at how this was achieved.
A new installation of contemporary tattoo art created by 14 Black and POC tattoo artists all working in the UK today.
This post contains sculptural representations of male and female nudity, including body parts.
Recently we celebrated with friends and colleagues from the University of Exeter as the two organisations came together to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
It’s 9.57am on the 15 June 1972 and the Robertson family’s yacht has just been hit by three male killer whales and is sinking fast. They’re in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with just a handful of rations, a life raft and their dinghy Ednamair. Their fight for survival has begun.
Running until January 2023
Deep in the dark murky depths of the ocean bioluminescence dances and shadowy figures loom. Something’s there, but what?
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.
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.