A museum to have fun in, whatever the weather!
A voyage of discovery
National Maritime Museum Cornwall is home to 15 galleries, over five floors: exploring the influence of the sea on history and culture.
Falmouth is a fitting setting for this journey of discovery to begin. National Maritime Museum Cornwall is located on aptly named Discovery Quay, and is a vast, iconic building, home to exciting exhibitions and a wide range of galleries. There’s plenty to see and do, and it’s very family friendly too.
Monsters of the Deep
On until January 2023
Monsters of the Deep is the latest major exhibition from National Maritime Museum Cornwall. It explores centuries-old myths and legends, when chance sightings and odd appearances led to tall tales of deep sea creatures. It examines how, even today, these stories continue to capture imaginations, fuelled by fake news and conspiracy theories. Visitors can become a 19th century pioneer scientist aboard HMS Challenger to advance our understanding of the sea, where you can handle real objects, try out the microscopes and understand what it felt like to be an explorer aboard a floating laboratory. Progress to the modern day and discover how today’s scientists explore the seas aboard submersibles, going deeper and further into uncharted waters. Get lost amongst specially selected specimens, the real monsters of the deep – more beautiful and fantastical than any of us could have imagined.
National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Cornwall TR11 3QY
T: 01326 313388
The Museum is open every day of the year from 10am – 5pm, except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Buy a full price individual ticket and get in free to the National Maritime Museum Cornwall for a year!
- Adults £15.50
- Children (under 18s) £7.75
- Children (under 5s) free
Falmouth Park and Ride
Running 7 days a week, late May – late September
Ponshardon site open 9am-9pm
First bus leaving Ponshardon 9:45am, last bus leaving Falmouth town 6:00pm