National Maritime Museum Cornwall (Falmouth)

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

Opening times

Open all week – 10.00am to 5.00pm

Hostels nearby

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YHA Boswinger

Garden / grounds
YHA Exclusive Hire
Private rooms available

National Maritime Museum Cornwall (Falmouth)

Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3QY

Map references

OS Map: 204

OS Grid Ref: SW813324

Lat/Lng: 50.151514, -5.061568

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

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