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Cornish Voices

Delivered live to your classroom, these online workshops, led by the Maritime Museum’s Learning Team, combine live presentation and powerful dramatic performances to bring to life the human stories behind the objects held in Cornwall’s maritime collections. Based on detailed research, each piece gives powerful, dramatic and authentic voice to the lived experiences of Cornish people in the past and their legacy today.





The Voyage of the Mystery

KS1 History: Significant historical events, people and places in the locality.
KS2 Local history and geography | History: An aspect of history… significant in the locality

Join Job Kelynack on an adventure of a lifetime. Discover the true story of seven Cornish fishermen who sailed a tiny fishing boat on an incredible voyage from Newlyn to the goldfields of Australia. Through a spell-binding and interactive mix of storytelling, drama and object investigation, children will be drawn into the story of what happened to the men as they set off in the tiny fishing boat Mystery.

On the way, they will discover the reasons why the fishermen decided to leave Cornwall, what life was like onboard Mystery, the places they visited and how they survived some very exciting storms!

Led by the Museum’s Learning Team, this captivating performance is supported by live interactive challenges, object investigation and a Q&A session.

Themes: Cornwall | Fishing | Migration | Australia | Voyages | Local History
Duration: 60 mins
Cost: £65 per class





Hevva! Hevva!

KS1 History: Significant historical events, people and places in the locality.
KS2 Local history and geography | History: An aspect of history… significant in the locality

Step back in time to meet Lizbeth, a ‘bulker’ from the heyday of Cornwall’s pilchard fishing heritage. Hevva! Hevva! is a dramatic performance that brings to life the skills, language and traditions of Cornish pilchard fishermen and women in the 1870s.

Led by the Museum’s Learning Team, this captivating performance is supported by live interactive challenges, object investigation and a Q&A session.

Themes: Cornwall | Fishing | Maritime Skills | Local History
Duration: 60 mins
Cost: £65 per class

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Contact us

Formal Learning Manager: Seth Hall
Telephone: 01326 214 535
Email: sethhall@nmmc.co.uk

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

Tel: +44(0)1326 313388

Email: enquiries@nmmc.co.uk

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