25 Oct – 2 Nov
Caught on a Line
27 Oct–2 Nov, 12-3.30pm
Our fishy themed fun continues with Falmouth University students hosting different workshops each day. Plus make a 3D tissue paper model of a Kurt Jackson inspired landscape, a fishy sketch book and magnetic fishing rod.
Follow that fish!
25 Oct-2 Nov, 10am-5pm
Cast your net far and wide to find the fish hiding in our galleries.
All activities FREE with Museum entrance ticket. One creative craft activity each day.
Adult supervision required.
LUNCHTIME LECTURE – A Boatbuilder’s Story Continued
3 Nov, 12.30pm
Gary Mitchell continues his exploration of the history of boatbuilding in and around Mevagissey from 1880. In this illustrated talk Gary will describe the life and work of his father G Percy Mitchell, who built over 360 boats of all kinds from dinghies to racing yachts. Gary will share further anecdotes about his father’s work during the post-war years.
Set lunch & lecture £16 (Members £14).
Please call 01326 214546 for bookings.
DISCOVERY TALK – Ancient Seafaring
26 Nov, 6.30pm
Join Lucy Blue, senior lecturer at Southampton University and presenter of BBC’s Oceans, as she examines the clues that maritime archaeologists use to gain an insight into ancient seafaring. Using case studies from sites in the eastern Mediterranean, Red Sea and Indian Ocean, Lucy will explore a range of methods including coastal survey, underwater excavation, analysis of landscape change, ancient boat technology and navigation and harbour archaeology.
Please call 01326 214546 for bookings. Doors & bar open from 6pm.
Lecture £9.50 (Members £8.50), with two course buffet £19.50 (Members £17.50).
FAMILIES – Museum Minnows
28 Nov, 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
WATERSIDE CAFÉ – Seniors’ Special
Every Wed, Fri & Sun in Nov*, 12-2.30pm
Especially for the over 60s, enjoy a hearty lunch in our Waterside Café, made from the finest seasonal produce and get FREE entry to the Museum when you pre-book.
Main course and dessert £9.95 from a set menu.
FREE one day entry when you book in advance on 01326 214554. Advance booking, prior to arrival at the
Museum, is essential. Group bookings welcome. *Except half-term 2 Nov.
EXHIBITIONS & DISPLAYS CURRENTLY ON SHOW…
Kurt Jackson: Line Caught and Local
15 Sept-25 Jan 2015
A stunning series of paintings, drawings and sculpture, with supporting film footage, from one of Britain’s leading contemporary artists. The works document the lives of West Cornwall’s inshore fishermen and the time honoured traditional fishing methods they employ. The exhibition draws together many of the concerns of today; the environment, tradition, identity, heritage and community.
Gibsons of Scilly
11 Oct-18 Jan 2015
The Gibson family have been photographing the Isles of Scilly and the west of Cornwall since the 1860s and during that time have created a record of the landscapes, buildings, people and events of the area. This exhibition is a photographic record of Cornwall’s life at sea through the late 1800s and features a collection of original photographs from the Charles Fox collection, purchased with support from the Arts Council England PRISM Fund.
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.
National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Cornwall TR11 3QY
T: 01326 313388
F: 01326 317878
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!
Seniors (60 or over) £9.50
Children (6 – 15 yrs) £8.00
Children (5 and under) Free
Family (2 Adults and up to 3 children) £32.00