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.
Running until mid-March
On Monday 22 November 1869, 150 years ago, the Cutty Sark, one of the world’s most famous historic ships, was launched in Scotland. Our new exhibition celebrates the Cutty Sark’s time moored in the town.
Until Tuesday 1 September
This exhibition of paintings of traditional boats of Falmouth showcases the work of artist James Dodds. It includes several new commissions including a Falmouth Pilot cutter which will be the largest painting James has ever undertaken.
Running until September
This show focuses on the ancestry of several prominent Porthleven families, linked to the construction of the dock, boatbuilding, fishing and net-making.
We are very excited to announce our programme for 2020. It’s chocca with what we’ve become renowned for – exceptional theatre performance, opportunities to learn in exciting and different ways and a blockbuster exhibition that could be considered out of this world!
Every Thursday During Term Time
Explorer caps and backpacks on and magnifying glasses at the ready, we’re going on an adventure. Minnows Explorers is National Maritime Museum Cornwall’s grandparent and grandchildren activity sessions and is all about creating, making and exploring together.
Weekly storytelling and sing-a-long Every Monday during term time at 11 o’clock! Drop in for a lively half hour of stories, songs and rhymes. Minnows Tales is free with your museum entry ticket. Term time only.
Sunday 22 March
Join us for a special Mother’s Day Make and Take. Say thank you for being mum by decorating a canvas tote bag with designs from the deep sea.
Saturday 25 July – Sunday 27 Sept
National Maritime Museum Cornwall is back on the water from May and once again offering visitors the chance to hop on board one of the Museum’s heritage boats for a guided trip of falmouth from the water.