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Cornish Christmas Activities

A red and white graphic with the words 'Cornish Christmas Activities'. There are festive illustrations and willow fish tree decorations in the background.

Charlie Chough’s Christmas Trail

Wednesday 13 December – Wednesday 3 January

Charlie Chough is on the hunt to find out what makes a proper Cornish Christmas. Explore the Museum and help little Charlie discover fun things to do in Cornwall during this special time of year. The beautiful trail has been created in partnership with Cornwall-based illustrator Bex Bourne.

A sparkling Christmas tree at National Maritime Museum Cornwall. The tree is made with lobster pots.

Lobster Pot Christmas Tree

Wednesday 13 December – Wednesday 3 January

Feast your eyes on our beautiful willow lobster pot Christmas tree. The unique tree was constructed by Cadgwith fisherman Nigel Legge and decorated with plaster starfish made by Museum volunteers.

Two young girls take part in craft activities in the Museum.

Make & Take

Monday 18 December – Wednesday 3 January

11am – 4pm (last entry 3.30pm)

Join us in the Main Hall and make your own unique willow tree fish decoration. After Christmas Day, we’ll be crafting star wands for you to make wishes for the New Year!

What else is here?

Explore 15 galleries over four floors, jump aboard boats, climb the 100-foot Lookout Tower, watch boat-building, go underwater in the Tidal Zone, discover stories of ocean adventures and survival, and sail miniature boats on the boat pool. What’s more, our scenic Waterfront Cafe serves tasty treats overlooking an unbeatable view of Falmouth Harbour.

It’s free!

Our Cornish Christmas Activities are FREE as part of the Museum’s annual admission fee. Pay once and get in free for a year.


National Maritime
Museum Cornwall Trust
Discovery Quay
Falmouth Cornwall
TR11 3QY

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Tel: +44(0)1326 313388

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National Maritime Museum
Cornwall Trust
Discovery Quay
TR11 3QY

Tel: +44(0)1326 313388