The safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff is paramount to us so it is with regret that we have decided to temporarily close National Maritime Museum Cornwall. Read our full statement.
Hundreds of sea creature specimens from the National Oceanography Collection arrived at the Museum recently. Find out more about their role in Monsters of the Deep.
From mummified mermaids to giant krakens the size of an island, our new major exhibition, Monsters of the Deep, will take visitors on an immersive tour through the world of deep-sea monsters.
Preparations for Monsters of the Deep are in full swing and strange and bewildering deliveries are arriving daily to the Museum – see what arrived this week!
Wow, what a year 2019 was! We’ve had another cracking year at National Maritime Museum Cornwall. As we look ahead to 2020 now is the perfect time to reflect on the year that’s been.
February Half Term
Join us this February half term for Science of the Sea – family fun with a BANG! Live shows, Make and Takes and a bubble Museum trail.
Saturday 22 February
After exploring the sea man turned his attention to the sky. Join us as we discover how via a special Museum trail how scientists, astronomers and Captain Cook all embarked on a mission to answer the question, how big is the Universe?
Opens Friday 20 March
Deep in the dark murky depths of the ocean bioluminescence dances and shadowy figures loom. Something’s there, but what?
The beautiful song from the ocean’s brightest pearl rolls on the waves and laps on the tide. Her tail shimmers in the sun as she dives and dances with her friend’s deep below the sea’s surface.