Museums of Cornwall.
Set in an award winning building on the Falmouth harbour side, the National Maritime Museum transports you into the world of small boats and Cornish maritime history. It is much more than just a magnificent wooden structure housing an amazing range of small sailing crafts and other maritime objects.
You can climb to the top of the tower to see the breathtaking views across the harbour, docks and estuary. Up here you can find out about the historic buildings, local landmarks, coastal features and any special events and vessels in the harbour. Should you be afraid of heights you can experience life under the sea in the Tidal Zone. You can go underwater and look out into the harbour through two large windows.
Royal Cornwall Museum
River Street, Truro
Cornwall ’s oldest and most prestigious museum, famed for its internationally important collections. See a myriad of minerals, view an unwrapped mummy, and discover Cornwall’s unique culture. Admire the collection of Newlyn School paintings in the Fine and Decorative Arts gallery.
The Museum holds collections of Cornish and European archaeology and social history, as well as world cultures. The fine and decorative art collections hold work by Cornish artists, designers and makers but also contain significant works by nationally and internationally important artists from other parts of the world. The geology and environment of the South West of England are represented in the geological and biological collections and are complemented by UK and world material.