National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Winner of the Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award 2014, silver winner of UK Heritage Attraction of the Year at the British Travel Awards 2014 and Best Museum at the Cornwall Today Awards 2014, the Maritime Museum has 15 galleries, over five floors illustrating the past, present and future of our island nation. Ascend the 100ft Look Out tower and see Falmouth’s famous harbour from the skies; descend into the Tidal Zone to appreciate one of only three natural underwater galleries in the world; and be spellbound by a sky filled with a flotilla of flying boats.
Explore our maritime heritage and heroes, discover Cornwall’s past, its people and the part they played in making Britain great.
Home to the RSMA Diploma Collection
The Museum is the new home of the Royal Socitey of Marine Artists' Diploma Collection, which represents a vast array of artists, styles and maritime themes. The Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) collects and promotes contemporary British marine painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking.
National Small Boat Collection
The National Small Boat Collection was orginally developed by the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich. This is now housed in Cornwall where it has been extended by the addition of other craft. This collection is representative of boats from the UK and around the world.
Cornwall's maritime heritage
Much of the Cornish Maritime Collection came from the former Cornwall Maritime Museum in Falmouth. It contains objects, pictures, models and archives relating to the history of Cornwall and the sea, and Falmouth in particular.
National Small Boat Register
The database probably only represents a fraction of the boats which should be included. If you know of a historic boat that you think should be saved for the nation then let us know.
Admission & prices
7 days a week
Closed Christmas & Boxing Day.
Adults £12, Children (0-5) free, (6-15) £8.50, Senior (60+) £10, Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £33.50.
Groups receive discount on groups of 10+ Pay once and get in FREE for a full 12 months!
Get to National Maritime Museum Cornwall by Fal River Links Ferries, the Park & Float and Park & Ride Services (summer only), the closest car park is 100m away, there are buses and a branch line train from Truro. Visit the museum website for info.
It was party time at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall recently, as a number of volunteers celebrated over five or ten years of voluntary service......
National Maritime Museum Cornwall has won the 2014 Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award, beating a six-strong shortlist to sail away with the accolade of Britain’s most family friendly museum......
Open daily 10am-5pm, seven days a week. Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day
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