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A child looking at fish through the underwater windows at National Maritime Museum Cornwall.

If you stand here long enough, you’ll see the tide rise and fall. You never know what you’ll find swimming through the water or climbing along the other side of the glass. Take a close look and you might spot a cormorant diving after a fish, crabs, shrimps, and maybe even a seal.

Here, you can also learn about the effects of the moon and sun on the tides, and how they are caused. Interactive displays also introduce some of the animals and plants that live in the estuary, which is a Special Conservation Area that’s home to a wide diversity of species.

Tidal Zone image gallery

Tidal Zone video clips

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National Maritime Museum
Cornwall Trust
Discovery Quay
TR11 3QY

Tel: +44(0)1326 313388