Saturday 17 December – Sunday 1 January
This Christmas holiday enjoy magically lit boats, merry Make & Takes and a Museum Trail – Christmas at National Maritime Museum Cornwall takes on the theme of Lanterns & Lights with a magical nautical twist.
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.
See real and rare nautical lamps and navigation aids where sailors used the stars to guide them home.
In the Museum’s crafting Make & Take sessions create a lantern inspired by starry constellations.
Follow the trail through the Museum and find all the constellations hidden around the building.
The Lanterns & Lights activities are free as part of the Museum’s admission price. Pay once, get in free for a whole year.