Cornwall LivingIssue #62

National Maritime Museum

The jewel in Falmouth’s crown continues to innovate and enthral with two fascinating exhibitions this summer.

‘Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed’, a ground-breaking history of British tattooing, features cutting edge designers, leading academics and major private collectors, to tell a story that both challenges pre-conceptions and celebrates the astonishingly rich artistic heritage.

‘Captain Bligh: Myth, Man and Mutiny’ challenges the Hollywood depiction of this remarkable West Country man, explores his Cornish roots, and brings to life one of the greatest small boat survival stories in history, featuring relics from the voyage and a specially built reproduction of the Bounty launch. Plus there’s a brand new ‘Awesome Adventurers’ Play-Zone, live performances, story telling, craft making and trails!