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Find us at Falmouth, Discovery Quay

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

By car (Maritime Car Park)

The nearest public car park is one hundred metres away, across the 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 Maritime Car Park.

For visitors with GPS devices, our postcode is TR11 3QY.

There is 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 on 01326 313388.

By bus

Arriving into Falmouth by bus is a convenient way to navigate your great day out. With no need to worry about parking, enjoy more time discovering what Falmouth has to offer. Visit Cornwall by Kernow to plan your journey.


U1/U1A, U2, U4, 35/35A, 42, 63 or 69/69A.

Falmouth town routes

60, 64/64A, 65/65A, 67

Take an adventure by bus

In the summer months be sure to arrive in style on the fun open-top Falmouth Coaster which circles around the town.

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 Cornwall Airport Newquay.

Coach parking

Coaches can drop off on Cambeltown Way (adjacent to the Maritime Car Park) or at the bus stop on Marine Crescent. Long stay parking for coaches is at Gyllyngvase Coach Park, Queen Mary Road, Falmouth, TR11 4DP

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National Maritime Museum
Cornwall Trust
Discovery Quay
TR11 3QY

Tel: +44(0)1326 313388