What’s on: Christmas + New Year listings 2016

Celebrate a Viking Yule this Christmas at The National Maritime Museum Cornwall, on Discovery Quay, Falmouth.

The museum is always a family favourite at Christmas and New Year and this year there are plenty of Viking Christmas themed activities to keep to keep all ages entertained…

  • A Christmas themed Viking bear hunt
  • Make lots of different Nordic winter crafts such as a Viking Yule goat to hang on your Christmas tree
  • 2nd January, Fleet of Foot, a Cornish based theatre company, will be performing their Viking themed 35 minute theatrical show “The Time Travelling Filing Cabinet” when “B.E.R.N.A.R.D”, an old wooden filling cabinet is accidently sent back in time.

Make and Takes

12 – 3.30pm daily

Make a Viking Yule goat to hang on your tree and other Nordic winter crafts.

 

Trail: Vikings bears Christmas trail

Daily

Discover how the Vikings shaped modern Christmas.
Fleet of Foot – The Time Travelling Filing Cabinet
2 Jan 2017

A Cornish based theatre company, will be performing their Viking themed 35 minute theatrical show “The Time Travelling Filing Cabinet” when “B.E.R.N.A.R.D”, an old wooden filling cabinet is accidently sent back in time.

For adults it’s a last chance to see the highly acclaimed Viking Voyagers exhibition which closes on 2 January 2016.

All activities are FREE with Museum entrance ticket unless otherwise stated. One creative craft activity each day. Adult supervision required.

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EXHIBITIONS & DISPLAYS CURRENTLY ON SHOW…

Viking Voyagers

Until 2 Jan 2017

Take an epic journey into the Viking world. Discover the secret of the Vikings’ success and explore the truth behind the popular myth of the bloodthirsty raiders.

Encounter Norse voyagers, experience Viking life over 1000 years ago and climb aboard a full scale replica Viking ship. Get up close to rare antiquities on loan from the British Museum, National Museum of Ireland, Manx National Heritage and National Museum of Denmark, many on display for the first time in the UK.

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King Cnut: Holding Back the Tide

7 Mar–3 Jan 2017

Dive under the waves in our Tidal Zone and meet King Cnut a thousand years after he became King of England. What was the truth behind the legend of King Cnut holding back the waves? Enjoy our audio-visual spectacle in our unique under-water gallery and meet the Viking warrior who became a king and emperor of the sea.

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 Mystery of the Darlwyne

30 Apr–4 Sept 2016

On 31 July 1966, whilst the nation celebrated World Cup glory, there occurred one of the worst British sea tragedies of modern times. The pleasure cruiser Darlwyne was lost off the Cornish coast with all 31 men, women and children on board. Despite a massive air and sea search, the boat was never found. This exhibition commemorates this tragedy through photography, testimony and footage and explore the mystery of the Darlwyne’s final resting place.

General Enquiries

National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Discovery Quay

Falmouth

Cornwall TR11 3QY

T: 01326 313388

F: 01326 317878

E: enquiries@nmmc.co.uk

 

Opening Hours

The Museum is open every day of the year from 10am – 5pm, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Prices

Buy a full price individual ticket and get in free to the National Maritime Museum Cornwall for a year!

Adults £12.50

Children (Under 18s) £5

Children (Under 5s) Free