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The Falmouth Art Gallery is a public gallery with a diverse 19th and 20th century art collection including many notable modern Cornish artists exhibited in four to five seasonal exhibitions a year, as well as a "family friendly and free" community and schools education programme.

There are many attractive old pubs in Falmouth, many of which serve food and some of which have occasional live music. The Falmouth Arts Centre is a venue for film and theatre and the Princess Pavilion hosts shows during the season. Falmouth is also a good centre for anyone wishing to explore this part of Cornwall.

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The town has a football team in the South West Peninsula Premier League, Falmouth Town F.C., who play at Bickland Park in the north-west of the town, and also Falmouth RFC, a rugby union club who play at The Recreation Ground,a site at the top of The Moor.

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Falmouth is sixth in the UK for graduate employment, scoring an impressive 96.5% in the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (DLHE).

The Falmouth Packet Service operated out of Falmouth for over 160 years between 1689 and 1851. Its purpose was to carry mail to and from Britain's growing empire. As the most south-westerly good harbour in Great Britain Falmouth was often the first port for returning Royal Navy ships.

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Near the town centre is Kimberley Park. The land pre-dates 1877, and is named after the Earl of Kimberley who leased the park land to the borough of Falmouth. Today the park boasts a beautiful array of exotic and ornate plants and trees.[15]

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Roman Catholic Church of St. Mary Immaculate, Killigrew Street and Kimberley Place

Falmouth has three railway stations at the southern end of a 11 3⁄4 miles (18.9 km) branch line (the Maritime Line) to the county town of Truro. These are:

Falmouth has the first "Polytechnic": Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society which went into administration briefly in 2010 but is now a feature of the town with frequent art exhibitions, stage performances and an art house cinema.

Old Drill Hall, Brook Street. prior to its conversion to the Phoenix Cinema

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Leaping ten places, Falmouth sees improved scores in graduate employability as well as student satisfaction in courses and teaching.

Falmouth Week is a major attraction for locals and visitors alike. With its origins in a local sailing regatta dating back at least far as 1837 (we have an engraved trophy to prove it!) the Week has evolved into not only a major sailing competition in the SW but also an opportunity for sailors and landlubbers to enjoy the many daytime and evening attractions in the town.

Falmouth has its own community radio station Source fm broadcasting on 96.1 FM and online.[18]

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Falmouth is home to many theatre groups, including Falmouth Theatre Company, Falmouth Young Generation and Amity Theatre. Falmouth Theatre Company, also known as FTC, is the oldest local company with performances dating back to 1927.

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It also saw total coverage of the total eclipse of the Sun at 11:11 a.m. on 11 August 1999, where this eclipse lasted just over two minutes – the longest duration in the UK.[21]

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Falmouth is also home to one of the county's biggest cricket clubs, where four teams represent the town in the Cornwall Cricket League, with the 1st team playing in the Cornwall Premier League. Falmouth CC play at the Trescobeas ground on Trescobeas Road.

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From Pendennis Castle to the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, there's loads to see and experience in Falmouth...

Falmouth is a terminus of the A39 road, connecting to Bath, Somerset some 180 miles (290 km) distant.

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Falmouth Marine School, formerly Falmouth Technical College specialises in traditional and modern boat-building, marine engineering, marine environmental science and marine leisure sport. The campus is part of Cornwall College which is registered through Plymouth Polytechnic. The college acts as a first and second college for sixth form students and for undergraduate students, ranging from City and Guilds, NVQ and HND.[clarification needed]

Wilson, D.G. (2007). Falmouth Haven: The Maritime History of a Great West Country Port. History Press. ISBN 9780752442266

After the Civil War, Sir Peter Killigrew received Royal patronage when he gave land for the building of the Church of King Charles the Martyr, dedicated to Charles I, "the Martyr".[7]

The name Falmouth is of English origin, which recent Cornish language enthusiasts have translated to "Aberfal" (or "Aberfala") based on Welsh precedents. It is claimed that an earlier Celtic name for the place was Peny-cwm-cuic, which has been Anglicized to 'Pennycomequick'.[4]

Falmouth is famous for its harbour. Together with Carrick Roads, it forms the third deepest natural harbour in the world, and the deepest in Western Europe.[19] It is has been the start or finish point of various round-the-world record-breaking voyages, such as those of Robin Knox-Johnson and Dame Ellen MacArthur.

Falmouth (/ˈfælməθ/; Cornish: Aberfala)[1] is a town, civil parish and port on the River Fal on the south coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.[2] It has a total resident population of 26,767.[3]

This most recent ranking once again places us as the UK's highest ranked Arts University, an accolade also given by The Sunday Times League Table 2016 and the Complete University Guide 2017.

During World War II, 31 people were killed in Falmouth by German bombing. It was also the launching point for the noted commando raid on Saint-Nazaire. An anti-submarine net was laid from Pendennis to St Mawes, to prevent enemy U-boats entering the harbour.

While Falmouth's maritime activity has much declined from its heyday, the docks are still a major contributor to the town's economy. It is the largest port in Cornwall. Falmouth is still a cargo port and the bunkering of vessels and the transfer of cargoes also keep the port's facilities busy. The port is also popular with cruise ship operators.

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