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A poster for the Museum's 'Awesome Adventurers' programme, featuring the tagline 'explore the Pacific islands play zone', two children dressed in pirate costumes, and the digital illustration of two pirates.

Join the crew of HMS Adventure this autumn…

Plus Craft-making this Christmas and New Year 12 – 3.15pm

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.

Join the crew of HMS Adventure

It’s 1799, and the brave crew of HMS Adventure is charting the dangerous Pacific Ocean. The ship has just dropped anchor off a deserted island and you have volunteered to explore the island with the scientists.

Get in character…who will you be?

The Midshipman – with responsibility and a smart uniform. The Cook – got to keep that crew well fed. The Ordinary Sailor – a hard-working crew member or The Botanist, out to discover new plants, animals and specimens to bring home.

Explore the island…

Slide down the waterfall, explore an underground cave, and hop around on giant insects!

Help the botanist discover new wildlife

Can you help the botanist from HMS Adventure discover what sorts of wildlife are living on our Pacific island? Some of the creatures are hidden around the museum, will you be able to find them all in time?

Awesome Adventurers Play Zone at The Maritime Museum Cornwall in Falmouth May - December 2017 photo by Paul Abbitt

Awesome Adventures week

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National Maritime Museum
Cornwall Trust
Discovery Quay
TR11 3QY

Tel: +44(0)1326 313388