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The latest news, stories, competitions and blogs from the team at The National Maritime Museum Cornwall.

Video: our junior reporters visit space

Our junior reporters tell us what they loved most about their visit to space in our planetarium… Plan your mission to space this February Half – Term. If you fancy getting up close to our planets, did you know there’s an actual space portal in Falmouth? Want to come ? Well come along and join … Continued

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Video: Space mission report 3 – Solar System!

Video: Space Report 3 – Solar System! To help you plan for your February half term space mission, in this video our junior reporter Oliver broadcasts from the National Maritime Museum Cornwall Space Portal finding about about Solar Systems. Plan your mission

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Video: Space mission report 2 – Moon + Tides!

This February Half-Term you can travel to space from Falmouth! Video: Space Report 2 – The Moon and The Tides! To help you plan for your mission, in this video our junior reporters Charlotte and Freya broadcast live from the National Maritime Museum Cornwall Space Portal finding about about how the moon influences the tides. Plan … Continued

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Follow the Bounty launch build

The boat build Our 2017 exhibition Captain Bligh: Myth, Man and Mutiny features a specially built reproduction of the Bounty launch, giving a very real sense of the situation of the 18 men who sailed it over 3600 nautical miles across the Pacific. The launch is currently being built, in house, in the Museum’s boat building workshop, … Continued

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Win: A luxury break in Falmouth + tickets to an exclusive preview of Tattoo

We have teamed up with our friends at The Greenbank Hotel, and Fal River Cruises to create this fantastic prize. Win: Tickets to an exclusive preview of our 2017 exhibitions 2 x exclusive tickets to the opening preview night of our 2017 exhibitions Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed and Captain Bligh: Myth, Man and Mutiny. This … Continued

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Videos: Space mission report 1 – moon walks!

This February Half-Term you can travel to space from Falmouth! Video: Space Report 1 – Mission to the Moon!! To help you plan for your mission, in this short film, our junior reporters Jacob and James broadcast from the space portal and find out all about a mission to the moon.     Advance booking … Continued

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10 reasons to visit the NMMC with kids

10 Reasons to visit The National Maritime Museum Cornwall with kids By Mini Travellers  In January we were visited by Karen at Mini Travellers and her family. She describes us as “perfect for kids” when visiting Falmouth and especially loved the signs within the museum that said ‘Climb Aboard’ rather than ‘Don’t touch!’ Mini-travellers said: … Continued

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Goodbye to Viking Voyagers

Our renowned exhibition Vikings Voyager has now closed. Exploring the story of why the Vikings are one of the most iconic cultures of all time, this two year exhibition closed on 2 January 2017. Read on to see what this renowned exhibition featured.. An extraordinary journey into the Viking world Inviting visitors to take a … Continued

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New exhibition announced for 2017: Captain Bligh: Myth, Man + Mutiny

This exhibition remembers a remarkable West Countryman and significant national figure, in the 200th anniversary year of his death. It tells a story that challenges the more commonly known Hollywood depiction and brings to life one of the greatest small boat survival stories in history featuring relics from the voyage and a specially built reproduction … Continued

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