I’m raising a pair of geeks, not that I mind….they clearly take after their mother, so when I was asked to take part in the Mecca Bingo‘s Summer Activities Challenge and post about something we have enjoyed doing this summer, a day at a museum was the obvious choice.

Most of our day trips when down in Looe were museum based, but our hands down favourite was The National Maritime Museum Falmouth.  It was amazingly hands on, and so wonderfully informative.  The girls, aged 5 and 2, were engaged from start to finish, and my husband and I found so much to read and learn too.

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The National Maritime Museum Falmouth

Where is there to start when trying to explain why The National Maritime Museum Falmouth is a must visit for all families.  The chance to touch a Olympic Gold medal winning boat, the views under the sea and over the harbour, the chance to sail model boats or climb into decommissioned lifeboats maybe?  Or would it be the chance the to climb on board a real life rescue helicopter?

We loved all of it!  S is at an age where all the interactive displays are becoming appealing and she spent lots of time at each section absorbing the fantastic information displayed to capture young minds.  Its not just for kids though, many times I nearly lost the rest of the family as I was to engrossed in a display or task to notice that they had moved on.

Children 5 and under were free, meaning this visit only cost us £20, which was an absolute bargin, especially considering that ticket is then valid for a whole year!

We will be back, many times over I imagine – this was a firm favourite all round. And who knows? maybe it will be the start on a path to a future career….lets just hope its the RNLI not the pirates she chooses to join!

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