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Hidden world of smuggling unveiled at Maritime Museum
3:00pm Tuesday 11th February 2014 in News
The Maritime Museum in Falmouth has launched its new multi-sensory smuggling |exhibition which promises to appeal to all ages.
Visitors will find themselves immersed in the sights, sounds and smells of the heyday of smuggling in the 18th to early 19th centuries. Displays feature a range of historic objects, including a tea chest loaned from the mythical Cornish smuggling haunt Jamaica Inn, and opium and silk |concealments from the Border Force National Museum.
Exhibitions development |co-ordinator, Tehmina Goskar, said: “Staging an exhibition such as this, which places exquisite smuggling artefacts on |centre-stage, would be impossible without the support of a number of organisations and individuals.
“A huge thank you must be given to Tony Pawlyn, Richard Platt, Jamaica Inn, the Border Force National Museum, Royal Cornwall Museum and everyone who has contributed.”
The Maritime Museum is seeking to expand its collection of smuggling artefacts, so if you own any original objects with a fascinating story attached then call 01326 313388.
Smuggling at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall can be seen until July 6.
For more information on opening times and admission prices visit www.nmmc.co.uk.