Decked in festive lights Daisy Belle, a traditional Cornish wooden dinghy, takes on the role of our magnificent Christmas tree as she welcomes visitors into the Museum.

Packet Ship Lantern

Our specially commissioned paper Packet Ship lantern joins Falmouth’s Christmas Light switch on parade before returning home to the Museum to join our flying flotilla in the Main Hall.

Magical Make and Takes

Saturday 21 December – Sunday 5 January
Under the warm glow of the paper Packet Ship, glistening lights inspire our pre-Christmas workshops as we make macramé lanterns for the festive season. After Christmas take part in our light installation as we create a platoon of lit paper boats to display in the Main Hall. Create two, one for the installation in the Museum and one to take home. Each boat will hold a wish for the year ahead.

Light Trail

Saturday 21 December – Sunday 5 January
Search high and low for the twinkling lights dotted around the Museum – discover them all to claim your prize.

Museum Favourites

As well as our festive activities enjoy all the other family favourites, including sea life spotting from the giant underwater windows in the Tidal Zone, panoramic views from the top of the Lookout Tower, the Treasure Island Play Zone and 15 fascinating galleries.

Free as part of your annual pass

All of the Lanterns and Lights activities are free as part of the admission price. Pay once and receive a whole year of fun, including all school holiday activities.