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 Monday, 6 January, 2003, 15:31 GMT
Maritime museum makes flying start
National Maritime Museum, Cornwall
More than 45,000 people have visited the museum
Cornwall's new National Maritime Museum has made an excellent start after opening only a month ago.

More than 45,000 people have so far gone through the doors of the facility in Falmouth.

The museum is undergoing a so-called "sea trials" period while staff are trained, with free admission until 19 February.

Around 30,000 visitors were expected to visit the museum during that initial two-and-a-half month spell, but almost half as many again have turned up.

The acid test will come when visitors have to pay an entrance fee, with a family ticket costing 15.50.

But museum bosses are very pleased with the initial response from the public.


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