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.
Pirates – a new exhibition!
For generations, pirates have been portrayed in film, fiction and fashion as symbols of freedom and adventure. But how and why has this image been created? To find out, immerse yourself in the digital world of the Sea of Thieves game, land on Treasure Island, meet the man behind Long John Silver and dance a hornpipe with Horatio Pugwash before discovering the dark world of the real pirates of the Caribbean.
In this latest major exhibition, explore how popular culture has shaped how we think of pirates today and dive beneath the surface to unearth the harsh and terrifying truth.
A Pirate’s Life For Me!
Monday 24 July – Sunday 3 September, 11am, 12.15pm, 2pm & 3.15pm.
Don’t miss Illyria’s brand-new interactive theatre show that explores the lives – and possibly deaths – of the Caribbean’s most notorious pirates. A Pirate’s Life For Me! Is packed full of laughs and swashbuckling tales where you, the audience, get to decide what happens. No two shows are ever the same.
Skull Island Play Zone
Hoist the Jolly Roger and become a pirate for the day at the Skull Island Play Zone. Climb the island fort, captain the crew from the quarterdeck, and keep watch for mischievous intruders. Should anyone infiltrate the pirate barracks – make sure they walk the plank!
Make & Take
Monday 24 July – Sunday 3 September, 12.30pm – 3.30pm.
Become a proper pirate by creating all the swashbuckling accessories required to conquer the high seas – from hats and cutlasses to beards, parrots, and telescopes.
There’ll be a special version of Make & Take during Falmouth Tall Ships (August 14-20) where you can create your very own Tall Ship.
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 £16.90
- Children (under 18s) £8.50
- 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