National Maritime Museum Cornwall (Falmouth)
Love boats, the sea and Cornwall? You'll find all things nautical at this amazing museum – don't miss the stunning views from the lookout tower across Falmouth Harbour.
What makes it special
- Enrich your understanding of the sea and Cornwall’s maritime heritage
- Visit the home of the National Small Boat Collection
Open all week – 10.00am to 5.00pm
Other things to do nearby
Get outdoors and have fun at this exciting activity centre. As a charity, they help hundreds of disadvantaged children in Cornwall too.
The hostel has a handy emergency cycle and puncture repair kit on hand - just in case!
From monks to a Cornish giant, the history and mythology that layer up on this rocky tidal island near Penzance is richly diverse.
Visit the hands-on discovery centre and explore one of the finest mighty fortresses built by Henry VIII to defend the country.
Don't miss this unusual glimpse into the past - a unique collection of shipwrecks, historical artefacts and varied exhibitions about the China Clay industry.
The most famous and certainly the most influential studio pottery in the world!
Dive in the sea and explore one of the wrecks on the Manacle rocks - the stair case from the Mohegan is in the hostel!
Take a look at a real working Cornish ice cream farm! Meet the herd of cows, go for a stroll around the meadows, and of course get a sample of their delicious ice cream.
Enjoying the beers at YHA Eden Project? See how and where they're made with a trip to this award-winning brewery. Plenty to see and plenty to drink.
Don't miss out on something the area is famous for! Try an action packed surf lesson and take to the waves.
Fancy a walk on the wild side? Plan a day trip to one of the many isolated and quiet coves near Boswinger for a little wild swimming!
Explore Clay Country along the Pentewan, Bugle and Wheal Martyn trails on the way to the Eden Project. Don't forget that there's a £3 discount off entry fee when you arrive by bicycle!
This lovely area is great for water sports, so whatever mode of water transport takes your fancy, take the plunge and enjoy some fun on, or in, the water!
A 25 minute walk through lovely woodland ends at the coast in Portreath. Enjoy the great surfing beach or relax in one of the cafes and watch people riding the waves!
There's a great 12 mile cycle route that takes you from Portreath right across Cornwall to Devoran.
The North Cornish Coast and lakes offer a range of water sports both inland and on the sea.