Survival techniques, talks and demonstrations

Monday 27th to Friday 31st May
There are two demonstrations each day starting at 10.30am and 2pm


Image: Shipwreck Survivors this May half term

This May half term imagine you are stranded on a desert island – well no need to panic as extreme survival experts ‘Footsteps of Discovery’ will show you how to stay alive with a series of talks and demonstrations. Learn how to attract help using a crisp packet, how to light a fire to keep warm and how to make tools to survive.

The sessions include:

10.30 – Introduction to bushcraft and survival
11.00 – Survive on a desert island
11.30 – Fire-lighting techniques
12.00 – Primitive weapons – blowpipes

14.00 – Introduction to bushcraft and survival
14.30 – Survive on a desert island
15.00 – Fire-lighting techniques
15.30 – Primitive weapons – blowpipes

Survival trail

Discover the survival trail hidden around the museum. Find all seven survival tools and claim your prize!

Make and takes

Saturday 25th May  – Sunday 2nd June, 12pm – 3.30pm
Make your own survival themed crafts to take home.

Make and Take craft workshops at National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Image: Join in the craft workshop!

It’s free!

All the special May half term activities are included free of charge as part of the admission price to enter the museum. Also included is access to 15 galleries, including dedicated spaces to Cornish maritime history, the Titanic Stories exhibition and all the usual family favourites such as the Treasure Island Play Zone, the Survival Zone where you can climb aboard the exhibits and the Tidal Zone.