National Maritime Museum

About 50 minutes from park

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

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About National Maritime Museum

The National Maritime Museum is based in Falmouth. Working with the Maritime Museum in Greenwich London, the teams work tirelessly to raise awareness for maritime conservation, and continued observation. The group have a vast collection of maps, memorabilia, charts and famous maritime artwork. Historic vessels are displayed, along with those of recent time, that have taken part in races, hold celebrity status and others that are celebrated through fundraising efforts. Of late some Maritime treasures have been displayed, including Nelson’s uniform, the very uniform he was wearing when fatally wounded at Trafalgar.

The Museum has a restaurant, easy access and parking. it is also positioned on the edge of the main town of Falmouth. You may find time for an ice cream on the sea front!

How to get to National Maritime Museum

During the summer period there is a park & ride service seven days a week. Buses run approximately every 15 minutes to the Maritime Car park, a short walk from National Maritime Museum Cornwall. On production of your park and ride ticket you will get a 10% discount off Museum admission. If you are using Sat Nav the Park & Ride postcode is TR10 8AD.

The nearest public car park (Maritime car park) is hundred metres away, across the museum square (a level, but cobbled surface). The museum is at the southern end of Falmouth’s harbour side, between the main shopping area and Falmouth docks. There are brown signs (with an anchor) to assist you on the outskirts of Falmouth, but limited further signs on the A39 so please keep going on the A39 (past Merchants Manor Hotel on your right, then Fox Rosehill Gardens on your left) until you are directed to take a left turn by a brown sign which lists the Maritime Museum at the bottom with the anchor. If you are using Sat Nav please use postcode TR11 3QY.

There is off-street pay and pay on exit car parking in the Maritime car park (max 4 hours controlled by Automatic Number Plate Recognition) or alongside in Grove Place car park (max 3 hours) providing over 400 short term spaces within 150m of the museum. The Dell car park, near the railway station, offers long-term parking and is about 200 metres away. All these car parks have accessible spaces.

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