Finding out whats on in Cornwall can be hard, there are always so many events. Events Diary rounds up the essential Cornish events in one handy guide.

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June, 2014 - January, 2015
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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Cornwall's Award Winning Visitor Attraction

Search & Rescue

Runs until 5th January 2015

Search and Rescue, the new blockbuster exhibition from National Maritime Museum Cornwall invites you to enter the world of the rescue services where ordinary people lead extraordinary lives, risking their life to save yours.

The exhibition takes you on an interactive, stimulating and emotive journey into the role of the maritime rescue services, celebrating the work of the RNLI, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, HM Coastguard and other organisations.

Objects of epic proportions include a 70ft Sea King helicopter, kindly loaned by the MOD, one of the Museum’s most ambitious installations. Uniquely painted in the colours of both the Royal Navy and RAF Search and Rescue (SAR) services (red and grey one side and yellow on the other) it offers you the rare opportunity to climb inside, without having to be rescued. Dress as a pilot, listen to accounts from the crew and from those that have been rescued, explore their lifesaving equipment and discover the world of the Royal Navy and RAF SAR teams.

Throughout the life of the exhibition there will be a number of events including air sea rescue demonstrations, ‘meet the crew’ days and opportunities to climb aboard an RNLI all-weather lifeboat. Keep an eye on our website to find out what’s on when.

Included in standard 'Buy once, get in free for a year' admission ticket

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October, 2014 - November, 2014
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Pendennis Castle - Kastel Penndinas

Discover the secrets of Cornwall's greatest fortress

Spooky Tours

Especially for Halloween, join our eerie evening tour around Pendennis Castle. Hear tales of dark deeds, ghostly apparitions and scary happenings.

Member (Adult) £12.00 Member (Child) £7.00 Adult £15.00 Child, 5-15 years £7.00 Booking essential. Purchase your tickets today by calling our dedicated Ticket Sales Team on 0870 333 1183 (Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.30 Sat 9am – 5pm).

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November, 2014
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Screech Owl Sanctuary

We aim to enable visitors to see and touch owls at close proximity under staff supervision as well as providing a talk and guided tour of the centre to all visitors.

Halloween Party

 SATURDAY 1st NOVEMBER ~ 10am ~ 4pm




£2 per person
December, 2014
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Trengwainton Garden

Get tropical at Trengwainton

Lantern Walk

Now a firm tradition, enjoy the magic of Trengwainton by lamplight. Wander through walled gardens lit by scores of withy lanterns then join in with singing carols and songs in the orchard. Stay warm with the hot food and drink for sale and don't forget to pay a visit to Father Christmas in his grotto (£2.50 per child).  The perfect way to start your Christmas season. 


Contact: 01736 363148




Admission prices: Adult £3.75, child £1.88, family (2 + 3) £8.75, family (1 + 3) £5.25, National Trust members free.

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Pendennis Castle - Kastel Penndinas

Discover the secrets of Cornwall's greatest fortress

Nadelik - A Cornish Christmas

Celebrate Christmas the Cornish way with fireside tales, music and dancing.

English Heritage Members Free Adult £7.00 Child, 5-15 years £4.20 Concession £6.30 Family £18.20 Tickets available on the day.

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The Minack Theatre & Visitor Centre

Cornwall's world famous theatre under the stars.

Minack at Christmas

Join us for a concert full of festive cheer with Mount Charles Band.

£5 - £11.50
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Courtroom Experience

“Guilty or Not Guilty? You Decide!”

Crafts for Christmas Exhibition and Fayre 10th November - 23rd December

Looking for that unique gift? Looking for something handmade in Cornwall? Then visit the Shire Hall's Crafts for Christmas exhibition, open from Monday 10th November until 23rd December. Free admission. Open Monday - Friday 8.45am - 2pm
FREE admission
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Lappa Valley Steam Railway

Three Railways In One! With more than three miles of railway to travel and a lovely wooded valley to explore, you're in for a Big Day Out.

Santa Specials

Christmas at Lappa Valley Steam Railway - Santa is on his way! Commences 7th December until 23rd December

·         Atmospheric steam train ride
·         Magical Santas Grotto
·         Quality present for each child
·         Mince pie and mulled wine for adults
·         Rides on 125 Woodland railway
·         Use of indoor play carriages
·         Sparkling outdoor Christmas lights
·         Wide range of gifts for sale
     Childrens' entertainment

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