The Museum has had a good May. We have beaten the record for our busiest day in May and we had our third busiest day ever. The Fal River Festival was a great success and we are now looking forward to the Sea Shanty Festival on 12 – 14 June. On 21st June we say goodbye to Titanic: Honour and Glory and welcome back Cornwall and the Sea with a newly expanded exhibit on emigration.
With a full programme of events for the summer, Fal River Links have been exploring the possibility of Falmouth having its own Oyster Card, similar to visitor cards used in other large cities. At the moment, there is no way of buying a combined transport card in Falmouth. By creating a card, the aim would be to reduce car traffic, increase use of alternative forms of transport e.g. bus, train and ferry, and reduce the problem of car parking which puts visitors off in the summer months and makes the town congested.
The option of having a card which offers extra benefits to the user is being explored. For instance, could there be an integrated ticketing service where one ticket would not only include your bus travel but also entry into a local visitor attraction?
One thing is for sure, Falmouth needs a card which is compatible with local technology, is good value and is good fun. Watch out for more news on the Falmouth Oyster Card over the coming months.