Large Visitor Attraction of the Year at the Cornwall Tourism Awards May 2013…What’s On?

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Seashore Rocks!
25 May-2 June, 12-3:30pm
Get creative and be inspired by Cornwall’s rock pools and seashore. Create paper plate rock pools, seagull gliders, octopus windsocks and more.

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Creature Quest
25 May-2 June, 10am-5pm
Search the museum and look under the seaweed to discover the amazing creatures living in our rock pools.

Douglas Dapper the Story Explorer
28 & 30 May 11:30am, 2pm, and 3:30pm
Dive in with Douglas Dapper for another exciting adventure around the Maritime Museum.

All activities FREE with Museum entrance ticket. One creative craft activity each day.
Adult supervision required.

FAMILIES – Museum Minnows
24 May, 1.30pm-2.30pm
An hour of creative play, stories and craft activities for under-fives. The Museum’s Learning Centre is transformed into a multi-sensory play area for our free family drop-in sessions.

FREE with Museum entrance ticket. Call 01326 214535 for details.

FAMILIES – Minnows’ Tales
Every Monday during term-time, 11-11.30am
Drop in for a lively half hour of stories, songs and rhymes in one of our beautiful galleries. No need to book, all under-fives and their parents and carers are welcome.

FREE with Museum entrance ticket. Call 01326 214535 for details.

24 May-2 Jun

The festival embraces the places, people, history, culture and industry connected to this very Cornish river. With its diverse mix of events taking place at dozens of locations around the water, the festival gives a real chance to engage with life on the river and discover some of its fascinating history.

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Search & Rescue
Force 10 storm, zero visibility, 40 foot waves, someone needs rescuing. It’s time to go to work.

Enter the world of the maritime rescue services where ordinary people lead extraordinary lives, risking their lives to save yours. Proven to be one of our most loved installations, over 115,000 of you have seen it so far, this year the exhibition also celebrates 60 years of Royal Navy Search & Rescue and you will see a number of new elements being added to the display.

Have you climbed aboard the Sea King helicopter? Hit the beach on the quad bike? Explored a lifeboat? If you haven’t visited yet, then don’t miss your chance to enter the world of the maritime rescue services.

The Last of the Tall Ships: photographs by Alan Villiers (1903-1982)
13 Feb-8 Jul
These striking black and white photographs by sailor, author and photographer, Alan Villiers, record early 20th century maritime history when merchant sailing vessels were in rapid decline.

Taken between 1928 and 1933, when Villiers was part owner of the four-masted barque Parma (1902), they provide a vivid and often intimate snapshot of life and work on board these romantic vessels. A touring exhibition from Royal Museums Greenwich, with newly added objects and archive film footage on loan from the Villiers family.


General Enquiries
National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Discovery Quay
Cornwall TR11 3QY
T: 01326 313388
F: 01326 317878

Opening Hours
The Museum is open every day of the year from 10am – 5pm, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Buy a full price individual ticket and get in free to the National Maritime Museum Cornwall for a year!

Adults £11.00
Seniors (60 or over) £9.00
Students £7.60
Children (6 – 15 yrs) £7.60
Children (5 and under) Free
Family (2 Adults and up to 3 children) £ 31.00

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