A chance to collect tattoos inspired by designs from original rare flash from private collections on display. All designs on offer will be created especially for the flash day and inspired by original flash and artwork featured in the museum’s ground breaking and award winning exhibition.
Explore this provocative and challenging show, hear insights from our guest curators, see live tattooing as part of our Flash Day, enjoy live music, all while enjoying a free drink courtesy of Sailor Jerry. Live music performed by Leigh Delamere & the Gordanos, ‘Cornwall’s premium rhythm’n’blues boogie-woogie ragtime gypsy skifflers’ !
Our major new temporary exhibition for 2017; Titanic Stories will feature a specially built reproduction Lifeboat 13. The museum’s boat building team are building the reproduction in house and are working on making an authentic reconstruction as possible. Come see the team in action!
A riveting piece of original lyrical theatre, interweaved with live shanty singing and hymns of the sea. The Coastguard’s Daughter tells the true and almost forgotten tale of a Cornish community reacting to the perils and difficulties of war.
Every year our Learning team put on 118 days of activities, from story-telling to make-and-takes, dress up and lots more. This half term there will be lots of drawing, craft making and a chance to get really creative. Exploring magical Cornish beasts and legends. Plus – Tuesday 24 – Squash Box Theatre – Skillwidden – piskies and Cornish fairy myths.
A genuinely ground-breaking and comprehensive history of British tattooing, featuring cutting edge designers, leading academics and major private collectors. This is the largest gathering of real objects and original tattoo artwork ever assembled in the UK featuring over 400 original artworks, photographs and historic artefacts.
Step into the sights and sounds of one the greatest survival feats in British maritime history. This exhibition tells the story of Captain Bligh, challenging the Hollywood depiction of the famous mutiny on HMS Bounty.
Join the crew of HMS Adventure Be inspired by heroic voyages of exploration like Captain Bligh’s HMS Bounty! Join the crew of HMS Adventure to explore the Pacific Islands in our brand-new Play Zone. It’s 1799, and the brave crew of HMS Adventure is charting the dangerous Pacific Ocean. The ship has just dropped anchor…