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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Plenty of interest

This doesn't have the largest range of boats and I suspect there are maritime museums which cover a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
James A
via mobile
Expensive for such a limited exhibition

For the adult entry price of £13.50 one expects a great deal more than is on offer at the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Oliver D
Bristol, United Kingdom
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With over 15 galleries, a boatbuilding workshop, exciting new exhibitions every year, interactive exhibits and a collection that spans The National Small Boat collection, artworks, maps and charts, memorabilia and other objects there’s plenty to...more
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Discovery Quay | Discovery Quay, Falmouth TR11 3QY, England
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Reviewed yesterday

For the adult entry price of £13.50 one expects a great deal more than is on offer at the Maritime Museum. There are relatively few exhibits, little by way of historic chronology and the viewing route is random, scattered and disjointed. A marginal saving grace...More

Thank Oliver D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just didn’t inspire! Was expecting much more than just static exhibits and labels to read. The new Titanic exhibition was a real let down. Little more than a history of films about it and pointless reconstructions. Why would you put a reconstruction of a Titanic...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

It lived up to expectations of a brilliant Museum...the life like displays of experiences at sea were overwhelming.. We began as a couple and I stayed solo to read about packet shops and Tugs in library. Staff in Reference library extremely helpful. I spent an...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The cafe doesn’t serve food until an hour after the museum opens, and even then the majority of food thwy didn’t have. The tables and floor were filthy even though we arrived first thing so it was clearly from the night before. The shop didn’t...More

Thank Yasmine F
Reviewed 4 days ago

We found this museum enabled us to cover a wide range of interests, some of which we will explore further. The exhibition of sailing vessels was great if not slightly overcrowded. The exhibition on the Myths of the Sinking of the Titanic was well presented...More

Thank Olya W
Reviewed 5 days ago

this museum promises so much, with its location in a modern development on the water side.the building itself is quite attractive with use of local materials . reception was quite slow, despite the fact that it was not busy, like a lot of museums staff...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Slightly disappointed, the displays of boats technically interesting but underwhelming. The "underwater" tidal viewing spot good, but unfortunately we were there at low tide, so missed the impact. The lookout point in the tower is good more a panoramic view of Falmouth harbour.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This doesn't have the largest range of boats and I suspect there are maritime museums which cover a much broader range of maritime history, but as long as you're not expecting an in-depth and comprehensive history then there's plenty here of interest with lots of...More

Thank James A
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a nice museum although quite small. Lots of small boats, displays about local pilchard fishing & knots also interesting displays about weather and navigation but it's really Falmouth-centric so I don't think it should be called the National Maritime museum. Nothing about the Royal...More

Thank rwzaple
Reviewed 1 week ago

Please be aware of this scam...after paying for our ticket in this car park so we can enjoy a visit to Falmouth.. we returned home and days later received a fine saying we did not pay.. As we dont keep our parking tickets we have...More

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16 June 2018|
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Response from rikmay2 | Reviewed this property |
Should be out by 3:15pm then. Not worth going in. :(
16 June 2018|
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Response from Krystina A | Reviewed this property |
Just about
3 October 2017|
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Response from Doug C | Reviewed this property |
£13.50 per Adult July 2018 .This is for a year's membership so if your a day tripper this is expensive.