(Falmouth, Cornwall, England, UK)
Falmouth may only be home to a handful of museums, but what it has got is excellent. The town's award-winning National Maritime Museum Cornwall is a relatively new addition to Falmouth, although it feels like it has been here for years.
With year-long and more frequently changing exhibitions, interactive survival exhibits, thought-provoking displays and many permanent collections, a visit to Falmouth is not complete without a trip to the National Maritime Museum Cornwall. Here is some more information about the museum.
National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Address: Discovery Quay, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3QY, England, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1326 313 388
Open daily and all through the year, the National Maritime Museum Cornwall lies along Falmouth's Discovery Quay and first opened its doors in 2002. With exceptional harbour views and an enviable location alongside the Falmouth docks, the National Maritime Museum Cornwall celebrates Cornwall's rich fishing and shipbuilding heritage. Many hands-on displays, audio-visual presentations and fascinating exhibitions are situated in an impressive building, with 12 different galleries structured into themed areas. Within the Flotilla Gallery you will find around 40 boats, which belong to the National Collection. The radio-controlled boats outside are always a big hit with children, as are the regular boat building demonstrations.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 17:00; library, Tuesday to Saturday - 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, discounts for children, entry to library is free