October Half Term
The nights are drawing in and the shadows are taking over. Come and join us for a spooky half term this October!
Each year the Museum is offered many small boats for its collection. The majority of candidates tend to be traditional wooden craft, under 30ft (9.144m) long, propelled by oar, sail or motor. Recently however, we were offered, and accepted into the collection the prototype of a hi-tech, wave powered vessel, the AutoNaut.
This month sees the opening of the Coastguard 200 exhibition at National Maritime Museum Cornwall and this blog is dedicated to the rescue work of HM Coastguard on their 200th anniversary
In February 1916 Falmouth was host to 450 New Zealand tunnellers. Whilst here they undertook military training before leaving for France the following month.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of John Vernon Bartlett. Here we describe John’s invaluable contribution to the Museum and in particular the Bartlett Library.
The countdown to Christmas has begun and our shop is brimming with lovely gifts for everyone. Pay us a visit and have Christmas all wrapped-up in no time.
Below the glistening surface of the sea, lurking down at the extreme depths of the ocean are hair-raising, toe-curling, horror-making monsters. With deadly weapons and carnivorous appetites, the deep-seas can be a terrifying place.
The Royal National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck was the forerunner of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and William Broad of Falmouth was one of the earliest recipients of the Institution’s Gold Medal for a rescue at sea. This month’s Bartlett Blog explores the background to the heroic rescue, the rescuer, and the award from the Royal National Institution.