Smuggling and fishing exhibitions at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Date Posted: 14/01/2014

The National Maritime Museum in Falmouth in Cornwall will be focussing its attention this year on smuggling, fishing and the continuation of its Search & Rescue exhibition.

Vince Bevan, Landscapes of Fishing: 29th March – 18th May   

A photographic installation by internationally renowned photo-journalist Vince Bevan, which captures the harsh reality of life as a fisherman and the beauty of Europe’s stunning coastal landscape.

Smuggling: 3rd February – 6th July

School groups can immerse themselves in the sights, sounds and smells of the heyday of smuggling in the 18th to early 19th centuries.

This multi-sensory exhibition places rare smuggling artefacts on centre-stage, from an opium concealment loaned from the Border Force National Museum, to a tea chest from the mythical Cornish smuggling haunt, Jamaica Inn.  

Search & Rescue: throughout 2014

Enter the world of the maritime rescue services, in what has proven to be one of the museum’s best-loved installations.

The exhibition also celebrates 60 years of Royal Navy Search & Rescue this year, and a number of new elements have been added to the display.

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Photo credit: Vince Bevan.

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