Many people come to Cornwall and Falmouth all year round partly because we are lucky to experience even the mildest winters, although it’s hard to believe when you see us locals stomping across the beach with hoods pulled down over our eyes and mittens pulled up to our elbows, the point is though, we are still on the beach!
Of course Falmouth isn’t just about the beach and we wouldn’t expect everyone to head there particularly on wet and windy days. So we thought we would suggest 3 things to do on a wet & windy day in Falmouth!
1. Spend a couple of hours exploring the award winning National Maritime Museum on Events Square.
For a second year the museum won silver in the British Travel UK Heritage Attraction category 2014 and as someone who has visited this museum on many occasions it is not surprising. With a full calendar of events, exhibitions and fascinating talks that run alongside the regular maritime features, this is a museum you can come back to more than once during your stay. Explore and interact with the museum, climb to the top of the look out tower to take in the breath taking views and then continue enjoying these views at the Waterside cafe.
2. Visit The Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society, ‘The Poly’, Falmouth, where you can enjoy movies, exhibitions, festivals, workshops and talks. One of our oldest buildings and societies established over 175 years ago continues to be a hub of innovation and culture. It’s central location makes it a perfect stop off as part of your visit to the Town centre.
3. Spend an evening at the Princess Pavilion, dine in the popular garden room before enjoying the entertainment! The stunning backdrop of Falmouth bay, magical bandstand, long Victorian green house and children’s play area make this a beautiful place to unwind at the end of busy day exploring the Town. If you visit during the day or early evening even if it’s raining it is worth wandering down to the old shell grotto’s, part of the beautiful Gyllngdune gardens that the Pavilion is nestled in.
Of course now I have written this the sun has come out and the sea and sand are calling me back to the beach. It is winter in Falmouth but still beautiful and still so many things to enjoy whatever the weather!
Where do you like to visit when it rains in Falmouth?