The resources that are available to the people of Falmouth are a true reflection of the town’s friendly and welcoming community. These resources are primarily used by people who are new or visiting the area and are these helpful perks can be a huge benefit in a new environment.
Falmouth Mussel Card
The Falmouth Mussel Card is quite possibly the most convenient investment you can make during your stay on the south coast. For only £16 a day the Mussel Card offers a ‘hop in hop off’ service on the entire Fal River Links network that go back and forth across the river, such as ferries, trains and buses.
Mussel cards can be purchased from the Fal River Visitor Information Centre, located on the Prince of Wales Pier, or instead they can be purchased from the Turo Tourist Information Centre which is open 7 days awake.
If you want your experience to be even more fulfilling then you could update your Mussel Card to a Mussel Card Plus which gives you free access to many of Falmouth’s most popular tourist attractions, walks, gardens and beaches. Examples of some of these free entries include the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Pendennis & St. Mawes castles, and Glendurgan, Trelissick, Carwinion and Lamorran gardens.
Falmouth Shopmobility Scheme
This unique scheme was established back in 2003, and is a real testament to the community of Falmouth. Devised so that people who struggle to walk can get around the town in an efficient and comfortable way, the scheme is not just convenient, but affordable too. With a rental fee of just £3 per occasion and no annual fee there is no necessary reason to push the pain boundary. You will find the rental office at the One Stop Shop on Church Street.
You do not have to be registered with a disability to use one of the vehicles. If you have had an accident, surgery or are currently pregnant then you all apply to use either one of the 5 manual wheelchairs, 1 power assisted wheelchair or 4 electric scooters.
Before you can use one of these mobility vehicles you will have to provide two forms of identification with one of them providing your current address. Forms of identification you can use include a passport, a pension book, a recent electricity bill or your Council Tax bill.
Falmouth Visitor Information Centre
You can find the Fal River Visitor Information Centre on the Prince of Wales Pier. The centre should be the first place you visit once you have arrived in the town as it has a sales area with a range of books, souvenirs, guides and maps, and of course the employees are there to help you prepare for the stay that you desire.
If you haven’t chosen your accommodation before you stay then there is no need to worry as the staff is also on hand to find you a place to stay within the town, and have great connections to a large number of hotels. Timetables for public transport will also be distributed upon your arrival and of course it is the place you can purchase a mussel card, where the staff will convince you on how it is such an essential investment for your stay.