27th January, 2023

Science of the Sea – visit by train

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The National Maritime Museum in Falmouth is the perfect family day out this half term – beat the traffic and get there by train! Here’s what’s on:


Science of the Sea shows (11am, 12pm, 2pm & 3pm from Monday 13th – Friday 17th Feb)

Explore the science of water, the nature of atoms and molecules and how they can be solid, liquid or gas. Liquid nitrogen and dry ice illustrate states of matter and you’ll investigate weird and wonderful seas of fire and ice on other worlds. Split H2O into an explosive mixture and consider hydrogen as a fuel of the future. Bring your curiosity and questions for Explorer Dome’s expert science presenters. Expect plenty of audience interaction, freezing fog, fire and BANGS!

Make & Take – Chromatography Creatures (12:30 – 3:30 from Saturday 11th – Sunday 19th Feb)

An arty science experiment using colour and water, separating pigments to create colourful sea creatures

Museum Trail (all day from Saturday 11th – Sunday 19th Feb)

Become a scientist and find out which sea creatures use bubbles to survive. Six lab coats have been hidden around the Museum; they contain the answers you are looking for! Find them all to collect your prize.

There is no need to book in advance and all the half term activities are FREE as part of the Museum’s annual admission fee. Pay once and get in free for a year.

Get there by train

From Falmouth Town station, it’s just a 4-minute walk to the Museum.

Adult Off-Peak Day Return fares:

  • Truro to Falmouth £5.10
  • Newquay to Falmouth £8.00
  • Plymouth to Falmouth £12.10

Kids travel half-price (5-15yr olds). Under 5s free.

Save a third off the above adult fares for you and a friend (with kids travelling for just £1) with a Devon & Cornwall Railcard – just £12 a year for local residents.

Look up train times and buy rail tickets on the GWR website or app.

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