Saturday 30 March to Sunday 14 April
This Easter, join the Cornish Caretakers for a hilarious and informative show as they bring to life six Cornish men and women from history who changed the world. We also have Cornwall-themed Make & Take workshops and a Museum trail exploring the stories of the county’s heroes.
The Cornish Caretakers feature the slightly spikey Ms Trevaskis Trelawney Tremayne and the slightly hapless Mr Rodda Rowe Rescorla. Together, in their own unique way, it’s their job to look after and promote the history of Cornwall to children and their families.
The Cornish Caretakers and the Chest of Cornishness runs three times a day (11am, 1pm, and 3pm) from Saturday 30 March to Sunday 14 April and stars Ed Rowe (Cornwall’s Kernow King!), Jenny Beare, and Dan Richards (from Near-ta Theatre’s Christmas Time).
12.30pm to 3.30pm (last entry 3.15pm)
Tying in with the theme of the show, our special Easter craft workshops will give you the chance to have fun with clay and make your very own Cornish crest to take home and decorate.
Let young imaginations run wild by designing a unique family crest, or have a go at moulding a proper Cornish crest in the traditional style. Little hands can alternatively make a simple clay pasty or a Cornish chough.
Follow our trail map of the county and hunt for Cornish heroes from history. You’ll find out where they came from and uncover their fascinating stories along the way. Keep your eyes peeled for their faces hidden around the Museum, and verify yourself as a Cornish hero by completing the challenge. Chons Da! (Cornish for ‘Good Luck’).
Explore 15 galleries over five floors, jump aboard boats, climb the 100-foot Lookout Tower, go underwater in the Tidal Zone, uncover ocean adventures and survival stories and sail miniature boats on the Waterfront Boat Pool. Plus, have fun in the brand-new Skull Island Play Zone and learn about Cornish maritime history in our Cornwall galleries.
All the Easter activities are FREE as part of the Museum’s annual admission fee. Pay once and get in free for a year.