A 2017 showreel showcasing why this iconic museum in Falmouth Cornwall is a must visit this year.
Awarded Britain’s most family friendly museum by The Telegraph
Jump aboard our boats | Climb the 100 foot Look Out Tower | Go under water in the Tidal Zone | Hear ocean adventures + survival stories | Storytelling | Playzone | Puppet shows | Craft making + trails every school holidays
The museum celebrates and explores the overwhelming influence of the sea on history and culture.
Sited beside the third largest natural deep-water harbour in the world: Britain’s traditional gateway to the Atlantic and one of Europe’s finest sailing waters.
There are 15 galleries over 5 floors. Exhibits explore the overwhelming influence of the sea on Cornwall’s, the UKs and global history and culture.
The museum’s collections consist of a range of objects, boats, art, books and archives.
The National Small Boat Collection was originally developed by the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich. This is now housed in Cornwall where it has been extended by the addition of other craft. This collection is representative of boats from the UK and around the world. A maximum of length overall of 30ft (14.2m) is set for the collection although there are exceptions. A collection of objects and archives support the National Small Boat Collection.
Much of the Cornish Maritime Collection came from the former Cornwall Maritime Museum in Falmouth. It contains objects, pictures, models and archives relating to the history of Cornwall and the sea, and Falmouth in particular.
The museum delivers 118 days of free family learning activities every year.
New for 2017:
Exhibition: Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed
Exhibition: Captain Bligh: Myth, Man and Mutiny
Play Zone: Awesome Adventurers
More at NMMC.CO.UK