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Lights go out at Shipwreck Treasure Museum in Charlestown for spooky half-term trail

Posted in News by Lauren Webb on 7th October 2022

The lights will be firmly off at Cornish tourist attraction Shipwreck Treasure Museum – not to save power, but to create a new spooky Halloween trail for families to enjoy during the half-term school holidays later this month.

The Lights Out Lantern Trail event will see the award-winning Shipwreck Treasure Museum transformed into a spooky trail in the darkness that will run from Saturday 22nd to Sunday 30th October.

Visitors will be invited to create their own spooky lanterns, lit with battery-operated lights, at the beginning of this special event that they’ll use to guide them through the murky trail.

Those courageous enough to wander through the venue’s dark corridors and tunnels will be met with plenty of surprises and listen to the spooky stories as they explore the immersive experience that is firmly aimed at families to enjoy during the school holidays.

Strange goings-on, myths and eerie tales are synonymous with seafarers and countless historic shipwrecks, so the museum is the perfect setting for such an event. However, there will be a less spooky route that visitors that are not feeling quite so brave can opt to follow if they choose.

The event promises plenty of fun and surprises as Lynné Raubenheimer, visitor experience manager at the Shipwreck Treasure Museum explains:

“We’re very excited about this brand-new event that will be such great fun for families of all ages to experience together. What will our visitors find lurking for them around the next corner in the museum’s labyrinth of dark corridors and tunnels? Well, they’ll have to come along to find out, if they are brave enough.

“We don’t think they’ll be disappointed as we turn the normally inspirational and educational museum over entirely into this amazing and great fun Halloween experience in the darkness just for the half-term holiday.”