National Maritime Museum Cornwall
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Special collections include boats, maritime art, models, photographs, and extensive archives covering British vessels over the past several centuries, with a special focus on Cornwall. The museum is home to the Royal Society of Marine Artists, Diploma Collection, and exhibits over 90 works of maritime art from the Society.
The museum offers a constantly changing programme of special events, exhibitions, and lectures on maritime themes. Recent events include an exhibition of undersea exploration and a look back at the final days of windjammers.
The museum is wonderful for families; children will enjoy a series of interactive displays, including one that lets them take charge of a radio-controlled sailing ship and attempt to navigate according to the wind direction and strength. Other displays give a real flavour of what life was like in an old Cornish fishing village.
About National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Address: Discovery Quay, Falmouth, Cornwall, England, TR11 3QY
Attraction Type: Museum
Location: At the southern end of the harbour, between the shopping area and the docks. Signed off the A39. Paid parking lot beside the museum, or take a 'Park and Float' or park and ride (summer only) from Ponsharden.
Website: National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Phone: + 44 (0) 1326 313388
Fax: + 44 (0) 1326 317878
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Pendennis Castle - 0.7 miles (Castle)
St Mawes Castle - 1.8 miles (Castle)
St Mawes Church - 2 miles (Historic Church)
Penjerrick Gardens - 2.4 miles (Garden)
St Anthony-in-Roseland Church - 2.6 miles (Historic Church)
St Just in Roseland Church - 2.9 miles (Historic Church)
Glendurgan Gardens - 4.1 miles (Garden)
Trebah Garden - 4.2 miles (Garden)
Nearest Accommodation to National Maritime Museum Cornwall:
Nearest Self Catering Cottages
Nearest Bed and Breakfasts
Nearest Tourist Information Centre ('as the crow flies')
Fal River Visitor Information Centre
11 Market Strand
Prince of Wales Pier
Tel: 01326 741 194