This Easter holidays we’re taking care of our natural world. Meet Detritus of the Deep and the Washed-up Mermaid, create recycled masks in Make & Take and follow the Museum Trail where you can learn about what you can do for nature.

Detritus of the Deep and the Washed-Up Mermaid

Monday 11 – Friday 15 and Monday 18 – Friday 22 April, 11am, 1pm & 3pm.

Detritus of the Deep is a larger-than-life showman, king and master of the sea. Hear this gentle giant’s story of coastal adventures and watch as he magically conjures up wonders from Cornwall’s waters. His friend, the Washed-up Mermaid, sings of our seas and asks us a very important question – can we help them save our oceans?

Collect your Make & Take scroll for the next part of your adventure.

The show has been created by Hotch Potch Performance for National Maritime Museum Cornwall. Hotch Potch Performance are a Cornwall based outdoor arts company who create spectacular yet intimate works, with a passion for environmental awareness.

A woman dressed in a mermaid costume maid from recycled plastics and ocean waste.

Flotsam Mermaid

Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 April, 11am, 1pm & 3pm.

The verdigris mermaid has washed ashore! Is she a simple statue or something more? Come and find Flotsam in the Museum to catch some bubble blowing, tail flipping fun!

Make & Take

Saturday 9 – Sunday 24 April, 12.30pm – 3.30pm

Be inspired by Detritus of the Deep and the Washed-Up Mermaid and create a mask made from recycled items. 

Museum Trail

Saturday 9 – Sunday 24 April

Learn all about what you can do for our natural world on the Museum trail. Find them all and win a prize.

What else is at National Maritime Museum Cornwall?

Explore 15 galleries over five floors, visit the Monsters of the Deep exhibition, jump aboard boats, climb the 100-foot Lookout Tower, meet boat builders in the Boatbuilding Workshop, go underwater in the Tidal Zone, uncover ocean adventures and survival stories and sail miniature boats on the Waterfront Boat Pool.

It’s free!

The A World at Sea Easter holiday activities are FREE as part of the Museum’s annual admission fee. Pay once and get in free for a year.