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Best Days Out Cornwall

When: 21 October 2023 - 29 October 2023

Silhouettes & Shadows at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Posted in Events by Lauren Webb on 14th March 2023

The nights are drawing in and the shadows are taking over. Come and join us for a spooky half term this October! Join in with the eerie shadow pirate puppet stories and songs in the Main Hall, create your own shadow puppets in Make & Take and join the Museum trail and find all the hidden pirate ghosts.


Silhouettes & Shadows

Monday 23 – Friday 27 October

Ghost ships gliding on the foggy seas, a whale with a greedy appetite for pesky pirates and a menacing skeleton crew who lure unsuspecting sailors aboard their ship with … sausage sandwiches?!

This October half term take to the spooky high seas for eerie songs and ghostly shadow puppet stories in the Museum’s Main Hall.

Performed by Star Box Shadows and Wilderness Music.


Make & Take

Saturday 22 – Sunday 30 October, 12.30pm – 3.30pm

Make a spooky shadow puppet and create your own shadow puppet stories together.


Museum Trail

Saturday 22 – Sunday 30 October

How many hidden pirate ghosts will you find on the Museum Trail? Find as many as you can and claim your prize.


What else is here?

Explore 15 galleries over four floors, jump aboard boats, climb the 100-foot Lookout Tower, watch boat-building, go underwater in the Tidal Zone, discover stories of ocean adventures and survival, and sail miniature boats on the waterfront boat pool.