Museum Closure

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.

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Find us at Falmouth, Discovery Quay

National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Discovery Quay, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3QY

By park and ride

(May to September only)
During the summer period there is a park & ride service seven days a week. Buses run approximately every 15 minutes to the Maritime Car park, a short walk from National Maritime Museum Cornwall. On production of your park and ride ticket you will get a 10% discount off Museum admission. For visitors with GPS devices, the Park & Ride postcode is TR10 8AD.

By car (Maritime car park)

The nearest public car park is one hundred metres away, across the museum square (a level, but cobbled surface). The car park has a number of designated accessible parking spaces.

The museum is at the southern end of Falmouth’s harbour side, between the main shopping area and Falmouth docks.

There are brown signs (with an anchor) to assist you on the outskirts of Falmouth, but limited further signs on the A39 so please keep going on the A39 (past Merchants Manor Hotel on your right, then Fox Rosehill Gardens on your left) until you are directed to take a left turn by a brown sign which lists the Maritime Museum at the bottom with the anchor. Follow this along Avenue Road and you will see the For visitors with GPS devices, our postcode is TR11 3QY.

There is off-street pay and pay on exit car parking in the Maritime car park (max 4 hours controlled by Automatic Number Plate Recognition) or alongside in Grove Place car park (max 3 hours) providing over 400 short term spaces within 150m of the museum. The Dell car park, near the railway station, offers long-term parking and is about 200 metres away. All these car parks have accessible spaces.

For further information on accessibility see the accessibility page or telephone the museum enquiries desk on 01326 313388.

By bus

Buses run daily to Falmouth from most local towns. There is a circular bus route around Falmouth (366 & 367 services) run by OTS. Find out details on bus times

By train

The museum is a five minute walk from Falmouth Town (The Dell) Station. There is a regular train service with connections to the main London to Penzance line. Change at Truro for the branch line to Falmouth.

By ferry

Fal River Cornwall run daily ferries sailing between Truro or St Mawes to Falmouth.

By bike

There are bike racks to the side of the museum

By plane

The nearest airport is Newquay Cornwall Airport

Coach parking

There is a coach drop-off  for up to two coaches  in the  Maritime Car park  three minutes walk from National Maritime Museum Cornwall. Long stay parking for coaches is at Gyllyngvase Coach Park, Queen Mary Road, Falmouth, TR11 4DP

National Maritime Museum
Cornwall Trust
Discovery Quay
Falmouth
Cornwall
TR11 3QY

Tel: +44(0)1326 313388

Email: enquiries@nmmc.co.uk

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