Sunday, 2 March 2014

Days Out in Cornwall: The National Maritime Museum

Sometimes it's pretty difficult to achieve my target of coming up with something to write about on a near daily basis. It's not like that at the moment. Recently, masses of ideas have been beaming themselves into the old brainbox thick and fast  And a  trip away from home is always inspirational so more stuff has been added to the pile. As such, you'll find that  my blog will be peppered with Cornish musings for the next week or so.

One of the purposes of the trip was to provide Salty Dog with a temporary weekend home whilst she's doing a powerboat course at Falmouth Marina. We're staying at the brilliant Carnon Downs Campsite which I have to say, has the poshest camping park toilet block that I've ever come across.  It's on a regular bus route, has pubs within walking distance and cycle paths nearby too,  As I never move the motorhome once I've got to my destination it's ticking  a lot of boxes for becoming a favourite weekend retreat

So whilst Salty Dog raced around the harbour area on a rib (at forty mies per hour for goodness sake!)  Louis and I were left to our own devices with the day free to spend in town.  Of course, with a ten year old boy in tow in Falmouth a visit to the National Maritime Museum is a no-brainer.  Needless to say there's loads of interactive stuff and things to climb on to keep kids happy for a few hours. The 'search and rescue' exhibition with its helicopter and other craft is a particularly fruitful corner for play.  And for the grown ups there's more than enough to keep them occupied as well. Tonnes of interesting titbits of information and plenty of opportunities for adults to get snap happy and  practise their 'arty sail' shots!


  1. The Maritime Museum up in Greenwich is also brilliant, if you are in London. I should love to visit the Falmouth one sometime. Lovely post, thanks!

  2. Been thinking of the London one for a while. Thanks for reminding me Angela. x