Opening Times


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


National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Discovery Quay
TR11 3QY

Tel: 01326 313388

About National Maritime Museum Cornwall

The National Maritime Museum Cornwall is a place to enrich your understanding of the sea, and Cornwall.

Through our exhibitions programme we aspire to bring new and diverse perspectives to maritime issues, and highlight their relevance to the present day. We also bring rare objects from around the world to Cornwall to tell local, national and international stories. Your admission fee is reinvested back into the museum to enhance and grow our work, which also includes our family learning activities; our award winning education programmes; our boat building and conservation; and our work to preserve and promote Cornwall’s maritime heritage.

The museum was officially opened in 2003 and is located on the aptly named Discovery Quay in Falmouth, south Cornwall.


What we do:

  • Major temporary exhibitions
  • Family learning
  • Award winning education programme
  • Boat building and conservation
  • Preserving and promoting Cornwall Maritime Heritage
  • The Bartlett Library and Maritime Research Centre


  • Curate ambitious and unexpected exhibitions
  • Develop partnership projects with national and international museums, bringing new connections with world cultures to Cornwall
  • Bring artefacts from national and international collections and cultural heritage rarely seen outside of London and the UK’s other metropolitan centres
  • Spearhead unique collaboration between national organisations, collectors, artists and leading academics
  • Reach out to engage with all our communities, to include their voices, and their stories. We have ambitions to position ourself at the forefront of challenging preconceptions about what musuems can and should be curating and collecting
  • Aim to make Cornish maritime history inspiring for everyone
  • Bring new and diverse perspectives to maritime issues – and give them contemporary relevance
Offers & Prices

Pay once, get in all year

Adults £13.50

Children (Under 18s) £6.00

Children (Under 5s) Free





Categories: Heritage and Museums