National Maritime Museum Cornwall is now temporarily closed due to Coronavirus restrictions. Read more about the Museum closure.
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In line with government guidelines we have implemented a number of essential measures to keep everyone in our building safe. Please read about the changes before you visit.
The advice from the Government COBRA Meeting on Monday 16 March urges everyone to avoid unnecessary social contact. Obviously this advice has a huge impact on National Maritime Museum Cornwall and our priority has to be to protect our visitors, volunteers and staff. In light of this we have reluctantly taken the decision to temporarily close the Museum to visitors until we are advised otherwise.
Viktor Wynd is an artist who uses museum objects in the way that other artists use paint. He’s the founder and proprietor of London’s famous Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & UnNatural History.
Isabel Stevens is a writer, editor and curator based in London, and is the production editor for Sight and Sound, a monthly international film magazine published by the BFI.
Dr Tammy Horton is a Research Scientist at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Southampton. She is an expert in deep-sea taxonomy, ecology and biodiversity.
Dr Darren Naish is a zoologist and author, best known for his work on dinosaurs and other prehistoric reptiles as well as for his writings on sea monsters and other mystery beasts.