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Go on an awesome adventure this May 1/2-term

Inspired by the heroic voyages of exploration by ships such as Captain Bligh’s HMS Bounty the museum’s brand new playzone opens for May half-term. Joins the crew of HMS Adventure to explore the Pacific Islands. Dress up in character and go on an epic adventure of discovery across the seas.

Plus: Live performance, storytelling + new activities every week…

All activities are free with your museum ticket. For dates and times see below.

Awesome Adventurers | May Half-Term holidays | 26 May – 4 June 2017

Live performance:

We’ve put on lots of live entertainment too, including enthralling pirate puppet shows and

“The Voyage of the Mystery” a spell-binding and truly interactive live show featuring a mix of music, story-telling, drama and role play taking place amongst the historic boats in the museum Monday 29 | Wednesday 31| 3 x performances a day: 11:30, 12:30, 2:30

Clive Pig The Storyteller! – Our very own travelling talesman | Tues 30 May |Thursday 1 June | 3 x performances a day: 11:30, 12:30, 2:30

Make and takes:

Family-friendly craft activities inspired by our new Awesome Adventures playzone. Can you make the things you will need for your own awesome adventure?  A compass badge to find your way home? A sword or flintlock pistol  to fight of dangerous animals, or fearsome pirates? A newly discovered tropical bird to wear on your shoulder?Daily | 12 -3.30 pm


New Awesome Adventurers Trail. 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?

And all the family favourites…

Keep watching this space to find out what’s happening for May half-term in 2018.

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