The National Maritime Museum Cornwall promotes the understanding of boats, their place in people’s lives and the maritime heritage of Cornwall.
Based on Falmouth harbour, the National Maritime Museum Cornwall celebrates the sea, boats and Cornwall.
The museum is one of the UK’s leading tourist destinations and has won numerous awards, including:
- the Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award 2014
- silver award for UK Heritage Attraction of the Year at the British Travel Awards 2014
- and Best Museum at the Cornwall Today Awards 2014.
Its mission is to promote the understanding of boats, their place in people’s lives and the maritime heritage of Cornwall. It does this through special exhibitions, talks, lectures, workshops and other events.
National Maritime Museum Cornwall is home to the National Small Boat Collection and the National Small Boat Register. Its Bartlett Library holds around 19,000 maritime reference books and offers free access for research purposes.