Museum sights in Falmouth
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Falmouth's illustrious seafaring takes centre stage at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, situated on the town's heavily redeveloped dockside. The museum houses one of the largest maritime collections in the UK, second only to its sister museum in Greenwich in London. At the heart of the complex is the huge Flotilla Gallery, where boats dangle from the ceiling by slender steel wires, while suspended walkways wind their way around the collection of yachts, schooners, punts and canoes.
Other highlights include the Set Sail exhibit, which tells the story of nine groundbreaking boats, and the Lookout, with a 360-degree panorama of Falmouth Bay. The museum even has its own…
This museum is home to one of the largest maritime collections in the UK, second only to its sister museum in Greenwich in London. At the heart of the complex is the Flotilla Gallery, where a collection of groundbreaking boats dangle from the ceiling on slender steel wires. Other highlights include the Nav Station, a hands-on exhibit exploring nautical navigation, the Tidal Zone, where underwater windows peer into the depths, and the Look Out, offering a 360-degree panorama of Falmouth Bay.