Events

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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September, 2014 - January, 2015
 
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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Cornwall's Award Winning Visitor Attraction

Kurt Jackson: Line Caught and Local

 A stunning series of paintings, drawings and sculpture, with supporting film footage, from one of Britain’s leading contemporary artists.  The works document the lives of West Cornwall’s inshore fishermen and the time honoured traditional fishing methods they employ.  The exhibition draws together many of the concerns of today; the environment, tradition, identity, heritage and community.

Adults £11.50, Children (0-5) free, (6-15) £8, Senior (60+) £9.50, Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £32.00. Groups receive discount on groups of 10+ Pay once and get in FREE for a full 12 months

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October, 2014 - January, 2015
 
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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Cornwall's Award Winning Visitor Attraction

Gibsons of Scilly

 The Gibson family have been photographing the Isles of Scilly and the west of Cornwall since the 1860s and during that time have created a record of the landscapes, buildings, people and events of the area.  This exhibition is a photographic record of Cornwall’s life at sea through the late 1800s and features a collection of original photographs from the Charles Fox collection, purchased with support from the Arts Council England PRISM Fund.

 

Adults £11.50, Children (0-5) free, (6-15) £8, Senior (60+) £9.50, Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £32.00. Groups receive discount on groups of 10+ Pay once and get in FREE for a full 12 months

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December, 2014
 
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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Cornwall's Award Winning Visitor Attraction

Minnows’ Tales

 Drop in for a lively half hour of stories, songs and rhymes in one of our beautiful galleries. No need to book, all under-fives and their parents and carers are welcome.

 

FREE with Museum entrance ticket. Call 01326 214535 for details.

Adults £11.50, Children (0-5) free, (6-15) £8, Senior (60+) £9.50, Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £32.00. Groups receive discount on groups of 10+ Pay once and get in FREE for a full 12 months

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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. 

5.30-8.30pm

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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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Cornwall's Award Winning Visitor Attraction

Lighthouse Keeper’s Christmas Trail

 Mr Grinling, the lighthouse keeper, has lost his Christmas baskets. Can you help him find them before the seagulls eat his Christmas dinner?

  

All activities FREE with Museum entrance ticket. One creative craft activity each day.

Adult supervision required.



Adults £11.50, Children (0-5) free, (6-15) £8, Senior (60+) £9.50, Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £32.00. Groups receive discount on groups of 10+ Pay once and get in FREE for a full 12 months

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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Cornwall's Award Winning Visitor Attraction

Traditional Christmas Carvery

 Enjoy a traditional festive feast of roast turkey and all the trimmings with one of the best views in Falmouth.  Plus take the opportunity to explore our fascinating exhibitions and artefacts with FREE entry to the Museum when you pre-book.

 

Our gift to you at just £12.95 for two courses including tea or coffee, or for Museum Members it’s just £10.95.

                                                                                                   

FREE one day entry to the Museum when you book in advance on 01326 214554.

Advance booking, prior to arrival at the Museum, is essential. Group bookings welcome.  

Adults £11.50, children (0-5) Free, (6-15) £8, Senior (60+) £.950, Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £32.00. Groups receive discount on groups of 10+ Pay once and get in FREE for a full 12 months

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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Cornwall's Award Winning Visitor Attraction

Museum Minnows

 An hour of creative play, stories and craft activities for under-fives.  The Museum’s Learning Centre is transformed into a multi-sensory play area for our free family drop-in sessions.

 

FREE with Museum entrance ticket. Call 01326 214535 for details.

Adults £11.50, Children (0-5) free, (6-15) £8, Senior (60+) £9.50, Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £32.00. Groups receive discount on groups of 10+ Pay once and get in FREE for a full 12 months

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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Cornwall's Award Winning Visitor Attraction

Christmas Carols

 Enjoy a selection of Christmas songs and carols performed by the Trengilly Singers.

All activities FREE with Museum entrance ticket. One creative craft activity each day.

Adult supervision required.



Adults £11.50, Children (0-5) free, (6-15) £8, Senior (60+) £9.50, Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £32.00. Groups receive discount on groups of 10+ Pay once and get in FREE for a full 12 months

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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Cornwall's Award Winning Visitor Attraction

The Light House Keeper’s Christmas

 Gather round our lighthouse kitchen to hear the enchanting story of Mr Grinling, the Lighthouse Keeper, celebrating a stormy Christmas.

 All activities FREE with Museum entrance ticket. One creative craft activity each day.

Adult supervision required.



Adults £11.50, Children (0-5) free, (6-15) £8, Senior (60+) £9.50, Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £32.00. Groups receive discount on groups of 10+ Pay once and get in FREE for a full 12 months

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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Cornwall's Award Winning Visitor Attraction

Meet Father Christmas

 Come and meet Father Christmas who’ll be giving out goody bags to all the good boys and girls.

All activities FREE with Museum entrance ticket. One creative craft activity each day.

Adult supervision required.



Adults £11.50, Children (0-5) free, (6-15) £8, Senior (60+) £9.50, Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £32.00. Groups receive discount on groups of 10+ Pay once and get in FREE for a full 12 months

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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Cornwall's Award Winning Visitor Attraction

Christmas Cracker Super-sized weekend

 Join the elves in Santa’s workshop and create your very own elf hat and Christmas tree decorations.  Look out for Santa who’ll be popping in to lend a helping hand and climb on board Santa’s sleigh for a fantastic photo opportunity.

All activities FREE with Museum entrance ticket. One creative craft activity each day.



Adult supervision required.





Adults £11.50, Children (0-5) free, (6-15) £8, Senior (60+) £9.50, Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £32.00. Groups receive discount on groups of 10+ Pay once and get in FREE for a full 12 months

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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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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Cornwall's Award Winning Visitor Attraction

Late Night Shopping

Discover this hidden gem bursting with beautiful, good quality, affordable gifts for Christmas. From jewllery and glass wear to toys and children's books, it's the perfect place to discover presents you won't find anywhere else.

The Gift Shop is free to enter and throughout Decemeber when you spend £50 receive a £5 gift voucher or spend £100 and receive a £10 gift voucher.

Adults £11.50, Children (0-5) free, (6-15) £8, Senior (60+) £9.50, Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £32.00. Groups receive discount on groups of 10+ Pay once and get in FREE for a full 12 months

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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Cornwall's Award Winning Visitor Attraction

Santa’s Workshop

 Fancy a homemade Christmas? Get cracking with our Christmas craft activities. Create your own handmade gifts, Christmas tree decorations and lighthouse advent calendar.

 All activities FREE with Museum entrance ticket. One creative craft activity each day.

Adult supervision required.



Adults £11.50, Children (0-5) free, (6-15) £8, Senior (60+) £9.50, Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £32.00. Groups receive discount on groups of 10+ Pay once and get in FREE for a full 12 months

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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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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Cornwall's Award Winning Visitor Attraction

Blydhen nowydh da!

 Celebrate the New Year in Cornwall, decorate your very own stargazy crown, make a magic spinning disk and build rockets to welcome in the New Year. Blydhen nowydh da!

 

All activities FREE with Museum entrance ticket. One creative craft activity each day.

Adult supervision required.



Adults £11.50, Children (0-5) free, (6-15) £8, Senior (60+) £9.50, Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £32.00. Groups receive discount on groups of 10+ Pay once and get in FREE for a full 12 months

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