National Maritime Museum
Tel: 01326 313388
Fax: 01326 317878
Inspired by the sea...
In the 1880s Falmouth received the second highest annual total of pilotage fees of any port in the UK, and the town was so important internationally that 25 foreign consuls were based there. Now, 120 years later, Falmouth is seeing its renaissance with the opening of National Maritime Musuem Cornwall, a world-class attraction which achieves that 21st century goal of combining enjoyment with education, interactivity with entertainment, and history with a gaze into the future.
the magnificent habourside building is designed by award winning architecs Lonh & Kentish to blend with and enhance the surroundings. Its exterior oak-cladding reflects the history of wooden boat sheds in the area, whilst its shape, form and orientation take full account of its location between Falmouth's historic buildings and the ships and warehouses to be found in the docks. Internally, the building has been custom-designed to bring to life the stories of boats, maritime themes and Cornwall's heritage, with an array of small and large galleries unlike any other in the world.
You'll find National Maritime Museum Cornwall at the South-Eastern end of Falmouth's harbourside, between the main shopping area and Falmouth Docks. Take the A39 to Falmouth and then follow road signs to 'docks' and 'Falmouth Maritime'