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Best Days Out Cornwall

National Maritime Museum Best Days Out Cornwall
When: 1 January 1970 - 1 January 1970

Lanterns and Lights 2021

Posted in Events by thstudio on 5th October 2021

From beautifully lit vessels to merry Take and Makes and starry trails, Christmas at the Museum takes on the theme of Lanterns and Lights with a  magical nautical twist.

Christmas has arrived

Decked in festive lights and sparkly stars, traditional wooden boats carry Christmas cheer. Using the Flying Flotilla, hung high from the Museum’s ceiling, the boats are lit with subtle ocean coloured hues and set amongst glistening star bursts.

Magical Take & Make

Saturday 18 December 2021 – Sunday 2 January 2022, 12pm – 3.30pm.

Star Trail

Saturday 18 December 2021 – Sunday 2 January 2022, 12pm – 3.30pm.

Search high and low for the twinkly stars dotted around the Museum – can you discover them all?

Lanterns and lights exhibition

See displays of real and rare nautical lamps and navigation aids where sailors used the stars to guide them home.

It’s Free!

All of the Lanterns and Lights activities are free as part of the admission price. Pay once and get in free for a whole year.

Covid secure

Before you visit find out the ways we’re keeping you and your family safe during Coronavirus.