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National Maritime Museum

Age group: 5+

Location: SOUTH Cornwall


Contact: Falmouth, TR11 3QY

TEL: 01326 313388


The National Maritime Museum in Falmouth aim to promote an understanding of boats and their place in people's lives, and of the maritime heritage of Cornwall.


They want to share with you the story of the people who use small boats and to explore the lives of one community for whom the sea has been an essential lifeline and source of food: the people of Cornwall.


There are many hands on workshops & activities as well as a fine display of the history and interesting maritime heritage in this beautiful county.


Did you know? - 'Under The Weather' has a distinct and more precise meaning for sailors. It is often used when referring to mal-de-mer (or seasickness to you & me my bird's!). This usually occurs due to bad weather creating choppy seas, often with heavy dark clouds overhead. Therefore the sufferer is literally 'under the weather' when feeling ill!


Nowhere else in the British Isles can you experience life under the sea like this! Boats featured at this attraction include; a remarkable folding boat, Albatross Mk II Continental and a  Baidarka Sea Kayak which was the first recorded unsupported West-East crossing of the North Sea by kayak, a 1930's power boat, Ben Ainslie’s Finn and many more.


Note: The Maritime Museum is an interactive and child friendly environment. However, we would ask that our young visitors (under 16) are supervised by an adult at all times for their own safety my bewties.


More attractions in south Cornwall and west Cornwall.

Falmouth 0.5 miles, St Mawes 4 miles