National Maritime Museum
The National Maritime Museum was officially formed by an Act of Parliament in 1934 but not opened to the public until April 1937. Set up to illustrate to the visitor the importance of the sea and its ships to this and other nations, the collections comprise an incredible 2.50 million objects, several on loan to museums elsewhere in the British Isles. The Museum has the most important holding in the world on the history of Britain at sea, including maritime art from the 16th-21st Century.
There are two locations, Falmouth which concentrates almost exclusively on the maritime history of Cornwall and its environs. The other location at Greenwich, London which includes the Royal Observatory and the Queen's House, is the largest of its kind in the world. It is home to a wealth of fascinating objects, concerning many aspects of the sea and ships.