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Opens Friday 20 March
Deep in the dark murky depths of the ocean bioluminescence dances and shadowy figures loom. Something’s there, but what?
Over 20 years ago there was considerable excitement when the Museum received six Packet Ship portraits by the noted pierhead painter Nicholas Cammillieri (1773? – 1860). Since then we’ve undertaken considerable research into the paintings and the artist. In this latest blog from the Bartlett Library we unearth some of the findings.
The Bartlett Library holds various collections and records maintained by the Library volunteers and the Bartlett Blog this month is one of a number of articles in our archives about visitors to Falmouth. In September 1828 this was a royal visitor, the young Queen of Portugal, who received an enthusiastic welcome in Falmouth.
This autumn we’re welcoming three leading academics to our new Lectures Series, covering subjects as diverse as maps, tattoos and sea monsters.
Sixty-five years ago this strange craft, L’Egaré II, arrived in Falmouth on 21 August 1956, having crossed the Atlantic from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Falmouth, Cornwall in 88 days, carrying three men and two kittens, who became the first men in history to achieve this feat of endurance.
From Monday 19 July England will move to the final stage of easing lockdown restrictions. We wanted to let you know what this means for NMMC and the changes we’re making.
With a packed programme of events and things to do this summer, we’re the coolest place to be for families! Grab all the gang and set sail for fun.
Hegarty’s Boatyard is one of the latest temporary exhibitions to open at National Maritime Museum Cornwall this year. We thought we’d catch-up with Kevin O’Farrell, the photographer behind the exhibition, to find out more about him and this incredible body of work.