NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM CAPTAIN BLIGH EXHIBITION 17th March 2017 – 7th January 2018
If you are visiting Falmouth whilst on your holiday in Cornwall, the National Maritime Museum is well worth a visit. From 17th March 2017, right through to 7th January 2018, they are hosting an exhibition on Captain Bligh, a notable West Countryman and national figure. With this being the 200th anniversary of his death, the Museum tells the story of one of the greatest small boat survival stories in history, challenging the more well-known Hollywood depictions.
Relics from the voyage will be on display as well as a specially built reproduction of the Bounty launch. It’ll make you wonder how 18 men managed to sail over 3600 nautical miles across the Pacific in this small vessel. You’ll see the historical side to the story, and decide for yourselves if Captain Bligh was indeed the villain portrayed in film, or in fact, a hero.
For more information about this and other exhibitions at the museum, visit www.nmmc.co.uk