National Maritime Museum Cornwall is a place to enrich your understanding of the sea and Cornwall.

National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Discovery Quay,, Port Pendennis Falmouth TR11 3QY
Falmouth

National Maritime Museum Cornwall


National Maritime Museum Cornwall is a place to enrich your understanding of the sea and Cornwall.

Through our exhibitions programme we aspire to bring new and diverse perspectives to maritime issues, and highlight their relevance to the present day. We also bring rare objects from around the world to Cornwall to tell local, national and international stories. Your admission fee is reinvested back into the museum to enhance and grow our work, which also includes our family learning activities; our award winning education programmes; our boat building and conservation; and our work to preserve and promote Cornwall’s maritime heritage.

Our award winning learning programme is the largest and most varied of its kind in Cornwall. We offer your school group an unforgettable experience in the museum’s inspirational spaces. Find out about our programmes and workshops and book your session in this section of the website.


Our family-friendly offer

The Museum delivers 118 days of free family learning activities every year.


Our At-Home Activities

  • Make & Take - At Home

    From octopus puppets to alien slime, the Make & Take sessions at the museum promise to help keep your little ones busy and creative whilst at home. Choose from a range of activities, available on ...

    2 - 12 years
  • Tales of Oshi Online Trail

    Explore the tales of Oshi, a friendly sea sprite, on our online trail!

    4 - 12 years
  • Science of the Sea Online Trail

    Are you ready for an adventure? Get ready to go on a journey in search of alien life...

    4 - 12 years

Our Physical Events

In light of the coronavirus emergency, please contact us directly to check if events are going ahead.
  • FREE
    Falmouth

    Silhouettes & Shadows

    23-Oct-2021 - 31-Oct-2021

    The nights are drawing in and the shadows are taking over. Come and join us for a spooky half term this October at the museum!

    3 - 12 years
    2021-10-23T00:00:00Z 2021-10-31T00:00:00Z

    The nights are drawing in and the shadows are taking over. Come and join us for a spooky half term this October at the museum!

    National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Discovery Quay Cornwall TR11 3QY
  • Falmouth

    Halloween at the Museum 2021

    31-Oct-2021 18:00 PM - 20:00 PM

    Dress as ghosts and ghouls and join us this Halloween for tricks and treats in the Museum. Head out on the trail to find the spooky sea spirits hidden in the Museum’s deepest darkest corners.

    5 - 12 years
    2021-10-31T18:00:00Z 2021-10-31T20:00:00Z

    Dress as ghosts and ghouls and join us this Halloween for tricks and treats in the Museum. Head out on the trail to find the spooky sea spirits hidden in the Museum’s deepest darkest corners.

    National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Discovery Quay Cornwall TR11 3QY
  • FREE
    Falmouth

    Lanterns & Lights 2021

    18-Dec-2021 12:00 PM - 02-Jan-2022 15:30 PM

    From beautifully lit vessels to merry Take and Makes and starry trails, Christmas at the Museum takes on the theme of Lanterns and Lights with a magical nautical twist.

    5 - 16 years
    2021-12-18T12:00:00Z 2022-01-02T15:30:00Z

    From beautifully lit vessels to merry Take and Makes and starry trails, Christmas at the Museum takes on the theme of Lanterns and Lights with a magical nautical twist.

    National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Discovery Quay Cornwall TR11 3QY

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