Search & Rescue show open for Easter holidays

The National Maritime Museum Cornwall has launched a major new exhibition – Search & Rescue.

Open in time for the Easter holidays, the exhibition highlights the work of the RNLI, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, HM Coastguard and other organisations that support this vital service.

In the exhibition itself, an interactive coastguard operations room forms the centrepiece, while other large installations include RNLI lifeboats and a 70ft Sea King helicopter on loan from the MoD – which visitors can climb aboard – and the evolution of rescue equipment is followed from its early origins through to ultra-modern technology.

The museum’s exhibitions manager, Ben Lumby, said, ‘This is the first
time anyone has celebrated the maritime rescue services in this way.
Working with these incredible teams has been a true privilege.’

Young school-holiday visitors to the Falmouth museum can, between March
31 and April 5, take part in special rescue-related activities, all
provided at no extra cost with the entry ticket.

The two-year long exhibition will feature intermittent events such as air-sea rescue demonstrations. More details can be found at

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