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Lanterns and Lights 2021

On the right-hand side of the image, white text reads 'Lanterns & Lights' and 'A festive celebration of light'. On the left, a boat hanging from the ceiling of the Museum's main hall is decorated with warm-coloured, star-shaped lights.

Christmas holidays

Photo looking up at the boats suspended from the ceiling of the Museum's Boat Hall, draped in warm lights.

Decked in festive lights and sparkly stars, traditional wooden boats carry Christmas cheer. Using the Flying Flotilla, hung high from the Museum’s ceiling, the boats are lit with subtle ocean coloured hues and set amongst glistening star bursts.

A Christmas-themed starfish decorated using tinfoil and tissue paper.

Take & Make

Running everyday, 12.30pm – 3.30pm

Pick up your festive Take & Make pack and get Christmas crafting at home. On the run-up to Christmas create sea themed decorations to hang in your home. After Christmas make wishing wands and celebration party poppers to help us start the new year with a bang.

Museum lantern trail

Dotted throughout the Museum are hidden lanterns – will you find them all?

It’s free!

All of the Lanterns & Lights activities are free as part of the admission price. Pay once and get in free for a whole year.

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National Maritime Museum
Cornwall Trust
Discovery Quay
TR11 3QY

Tel: +44(0)1326 313388