The Museum’s purpose is to engage; to entertain; to collect and research our maritime heritage; and to provide enjoyment. All our major projects involve partners in some way or other: individuals and organisations, some local, many from further afield. We always try to think differently and do more for less. The following examples of our work are taken from discussions at our monthly business breakfasts. Please be aware that some of the content may now be out-of-date and is simply a reflection of the discussion which took place at the time.
June 2012 - Review of achievements and performance in the year
May 2012 - The Finn Festival was a great success for Falmouth and the Museum was right at the heart of the action. From skippers’ briefing sessions to the opening and closing receptions, the Museum was the place to be.
May 2012 - A first for the Museum. From April to September we’re hosting a unique project to construct a full-sized replica of a Bronze Age boat. We are working with Exeter University to build this sewn plank boat which will is based on a boat found in the Humber.
April 2012 - our new blockbuster exhibition opens. Our biggest partnership exercise so far: only possible because of the support and funding from the MoD, RAF, RN, RNLI and Coastguards.
December 2011 - An eventful year for the Museum & Falmouth
March 2011 - entirely Volunteer-run, the Bartlett Library is a powerhouse of research, answering questions from around the world. Another example of the Museum exploring our maritime past.
November 2009 - Cornwall has the highest percentage of volunteers in England when compared to other similar sized local authorities.
May 2010 - Our Education Service inspires young minds and has grown rapidly. Many of its projects are carried out in partnership like this one with Sense of Place which was set up by Cornwall Council.
March 2010 - Our exhibitions team always takes pride in its exhibitions and this year’s new major exhibition is no exception…
February 2010 - The past twelve months have been busy not only for the Museum but also for Falmouth.
April 2009 - The Museum Minnows programme has taken on a new lease of life.
March 2009 - No sooner had we finished our redevelopment of the ground floor than it was time to turn our attention to the installation of Titanic Honour and Glory
February 2009 - We have said goodbye to the Set Sail gallery which visitors either loved or hated…
January 2009 - Any visitors who have come into the Museum since the beginning of January will have noticed that there are major changes afoot.
December 2008 - This is a great achievement and is welcome recognition of all the hard work that has been put in over the last 12 months
November 2008 - The Museum’s collections are what makes it a museum.
February 2008 - This month’s featured work looks at our latest exhibition - Under the Sea