National Maritime Museum Cornwall

National Maritime Museum Cornwall
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The multi-award winning National Maritime Museum Cornwall has 15 galleries, over five floors beautifully illustrating the past, present and future of this island nation. Silver winner of UK Heritage Attraction of the Year at the 2013 British Travel Awards, the Museum features a number of stunning exhibitions dedicated to the sea, boats and Cornwall.

Venue Type:

Museum, Transport heritage site, Ship or maritime heritage site

Opening hours

The Museum is open every day of the year from 10am - 5pm, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

The Bartlett Library is open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm.

Admission charges

Adults £11.50
Children (0-5) Free
Children (6-15) £8.00
Seniors £9.50
Family £32.00

Discounts

  • Museums Association
  • English Heritage

Additional info

The library is open Tuesday - Saturday only

National Small Boat collection of about 140 boats and other objects & collectables.

Collection details

Archives, Fine Art, Land Transport, Maritime, Science and Technology, Social History, Sport

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Celebrating the Sea

  • 26 January — 17 May 2015 *on now

Britain is an island nation with a proud maritime heritage. The sea is part of who we are as a nation. It is this heritage and this environment that the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) aims to celebrate. The RSMA was founded in 1939 and is widely recognised as being the focal point for much of Britain's finest marine art. This exhibition features a stunning selection of paintings from the RSMA Diploma Collection specially curated by our volunteers.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free with your National Maritime ticket

Stranded

  • 2 February — 5 July 2015 *on now

Scouring the Cornish and Norfolk coastlines for flotsam, artist Jo Atherton collects fishing line, netting and other unexpected items for her colourful tapestries. Curated by the waves, this exhibition features a collection of her flotsam weavings incorporating these orphaned objects, which are transformed into playful, vibrant tapestries to be pondered and read anew. The sea, a soup of forgotten fragments, presents the unexpected and ignored
through bringing these items together, Jo provides a second chance for the forgotten fragments to be reinvented and woven into new narratives.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free with your National Maritime ticket

Viking Voyagers

  • 20 March 2015 — 22 February 2017 *on now

Take an epic journey into the Viking world. Discover the secret of the Vikings' success and explore the truth behind the popular myth of the bloodthirsty raiders. Encounter Norse voyagers, experience Viking life over 1000 years ago and climb aboard a full scale replica Viking ship. Get up close to rare antiquities on loan from the British Museum, National Museum of Ireland and National Museum of Denmark, many on display for the first time in the UK.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free with your National Maritime ticket

Viking Voyagers

  • 20 March 2015 — 22 February 2017 *on now

National Maritime Museum Cornwall brings the Vikings to Cornwall in a new major exhibition called Viking Voyagers. Featuring nationally and internationally historically significant artefacts, the exhibition explores what is behind the popular myth of the bloodthirsty raiders, what it meant to become a Viking and shows how their mastery of maritime technology was the secret to their success.

Ships and boats were vital to Viking expansion; they explored and colonised, were invaders and migrants and the seas and rivers were the highways and byways to amassing huge wealth and power through raiding and trading.

Experience Viking life over 1000 years ago and climb aboard a full scale replica Viking ship. Get up close to rare antiquities on loan from the British Museum, National Museum of Ireland, National Museum of Denmark and Manx National Heritage, many on display for the first time in the UK.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Free with admission.

Admission Charges:

Adults £12.00

Children (Under 5s) Free

Children (5-15) £8.50

Seniors £10.00

Family £33.50

Website

http://www.nmmc.co.uk/index.php?/whatson/events/viking_voyagers/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Maritime Museum at Night

  • 15 May 2015 6:30-8:30pm

Experience our new Viking Voyagers exhibition brought to life. As part of Museums at Night create your own Viking armour, handle Viking artefacts and join in an epic battle, before setting off on a torch lit tour.

Tickets £5.95. Places limited so please book in advance on 01326 214546.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5.95

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Museum Minnows

http://www.nmmc.co.uk/index.php?page=Whats_On&id=92&eventid=369

Join the Museum Minnows at Falmouth's National Maritime Museum for a multi-sensory session designed especially for under fives. Visit on the 4th Friday at 13.30 for different activities every month, including a creative activity, storytelling and a magical journey to discover treasure.

How to obtain

It is free to attend Museum Minnows, after you have purchased your museum entry ticket. Booking is essential. To do so, call the museum on 01326 214532.

National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Discovery Quay
Falmouth
Cornwall
TR11 3QY
England

logo: Museums at Night

Website

www.nmmc.co.uk

E-mail

enquiries@nmmc.co.uk

Telephone

01326 313388

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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