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Pirate School – Summer holidays

All aboard shipmates! In our fun packed summer holiday sessions learn what every budding Buccaneer needs to know about being a pirate in the Golden Age of Piracy!

Monday 15 July to Friday 30 August
Every Monday to Friday
Four sessions each day – 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm

What you’ll learn at Pirate School

Pirate School National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Performances will reveal the grim, gory and gruesome stories at the heart of pirate life. The idea that pirates were swashbuckling heroes is torn apart as their ruthless history is uncovered as you learn about:

Not for the faint hearted – the 2pm show explores themes of surgery. If you are squeamish head to Make and Take on the Quarterdeck to make your own pirate accessories.

Pirate School at National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Treasure map trail

Seven pirate parrots have jumped ship and are hidden in the National Maritime Museum Cornwall. Can you find them? Discover them all and claim your prize.

Make and Take workshops

Take part in daily crafting workshops and create your own pirate hats, cutlasses, telescopes, parrots and treasure chests – all you’ll need for a journey on the high seas.

Pirate crafting at National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Make pirate crafts daily at the Make and Take workshops

Treasure Island Play Zone

Swing by the Treasure Island Play Zone and join in the fun with dressing up and a ship to climb aboard.

Family favourites

15 galleries over four floors, jump aboard the boats, climb the 100 foot Look Out Tower, watch shipwrights at work in the boat building workshop, go under water in the Tidal Zone, hear ocean adventures and survival stories.

It’s free!

All the special summer holiday activities are included for free as part of the admission price to enter the museum.

National Maritime Museum
Cornwall Trust
Discovery Quay
TR11 3QY

Tel: +44(0)1326 313388


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