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The Cornish Caretakers and the Chest of Cornishness

Text reads: Easter Holidays - The Cornish Caretakers and The Chest of Cornishness. Sat 30 Mar - Sun 14 Apr.

Saturday 30 March – 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 and the Chest of Cornishness

11am, 1pm, and 3pm

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.

Among the Cornish people brought to life in the show is the first boxer to be crowned World Champion in three weight divisions, a convict who escaped from Australia in a rowing boat, a daredevil who went over Niagara Falls in a beer barrel, the inventor of the Rocket Lifesaving Apparatus, one of the most recognised speakers of the Cornish language, and a champion rower.

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).

Make & Take: Cornish Chough Companions

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 make your very own Cornish chough to wear on your wrist and fly with you as you adventure around Cornwall! You’ll also learn more about these special birds and their connection to Cornwall.

The Trail of Cornish Heroes

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’). The trail features beautiful illustrations by Jade Alway.

What else is at National Maritime Museum Cornwall?

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.

It’s free!

All the Easter 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