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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

  • Coastal
  • Historic
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Information centre
  • Cafe or shop

The National Maritime Museum Cornwall is located in a harbourside building at Falmouth in Cornwall and opened in February 2003. It is an independent charitable trust and, unlike other national museums, receives no direct government support. Its mission is to promote an understanding of boats and their place in people's lives, and of the maritime heritage of Cornwall.  It does this by presenting the story of the sea, boats and the maritime history of Cornwall.

Accessible activities

Easy read interpretation - a guide which details the history and stories behind the site in plain English, supported by imagery. Available now at NMMC or by clicking the image below.

Easy Read front page

BSL Guided Tour - You can now enjoy the history and stories behind this place by borrowing a tablet loaded with British Sign Language videos at the site. You can also view them on our Heritage Ability Youtube channel using your own device. Make sure you’re subscribed!

Large print format - designed to help people with visual impairments understand the history and stories at the site. Available now at NMMC or by clicking the images below.

Large Print front page


Large Print Map

Find more about National Maritime Museum Cornwall's accessibility here (including their Social Story, also available in Easy Read, which is equivalent to our Visual Guides):

Staff and volunteers have received Disability Awareness Training and Deaf Awareness Training.

Contact National Maritime Museum Cornwall


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


01326 313388

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