How long is the tour?


About ninety minutes, give or take a few minutes. The route is just under one mile.




When do you run the tours?


We normallyrun on tuesday, wednesday, friday and saturday. Click on TICKETS to see our timetable.




Do the tours have disabled access?


In short — no, most of our tours include a small staircase (of about ten stairs), which cannot be avoided.

On Wednesday, if the need is present, we offer an accessible version of the tour which adapts the route to avoid the staircase. The majority of the tour's content remains the same, although there are some alterations.




Are the tours child friendly?


Yes! We try to ensure that younger guests feel included and entertained during tours — there's even a fun activity sheet available. The tour does include some more adult subjects — murder, violence, prostitution — but these are presented in an age-appropriate way. If you have concerns about this, please get in touch and let us know.




What is the tour about?


In short, it's about the story of Falmouth. We start by discussing how it was founded by a family of pirates (really!), before seeing how it became an internationally famous maritime boom town. We then look at locations that once saw some rather crazy events. To find out more you'll have to come along!




How do you manage the risk of COVID-19?


We comply with both government restrictions and industry best practice. Our COVID policy contains more information.




Can I cancel my tickets?


Of course, though we require at least 24 hour's notice to be able to provide a refund.




How much are tickets?


Adults — £12 Students — £10 Children (aged 5 – 12) — £5 Infants (aged 0 – 3) — £0




What charities do you support?


10% of every ticket goes to a Cornish charity. Half of that is always donated to St Petrocs, a homelessness charity based in Truro, whilst the half is donated to a different charity each month.




What happens if it rains?


Cornwall is a land that's accustomed to rain, which means that we are too. Unless there is a storm or other dangerous weather event, we carry on regardless.




Are dogs allowed?


Yes, hounds, canines and doggos are all allowed on the tour.