It's a pirate paradise at the Maritime Museum this summer

From 12 July 2013

Shiver me timbers they’re coming over all piratey at the Maritime Museum in Falmouth this summer!

Opening on July 15, take a trip to their Treasure Island Pirate Play Zone with games galore and fun for kids of all ages. 


Walk the plank; take on the giant magnetic pirate picture puzzle; solve the treasure map maze; and play pin the buckle on the pirate.

There’s also the Pongy Pirates Trail where you follow your nose to find the treasure chests hidden around the museum. Take a sniff to find out what it smelt like on board a pirate ship, if you dare!

Don’t miss the return of Captain Jack’s Pirate School on July 30 and August 20. Taking inspiration from a special pirate display, children can practise their swashbuckling skills, be trained as pirate recruits and perfect their piratical prowess with Johnny Depp lookalike, Captain Jack.

And that’s not all. From mermaids and monsters to totem poles and tambourines (and of course more pirates!) there’s a different theme every week and free creative craft activities every day, from July 20 to September 3. 

There will also be a number of firm favourites returning for the summer, including Hands on History sessions on selected dates and crabbing from the Museum’s pontoon.  Weather and tides permitting, half-hour crabbing sessions take place every day from July 20 to September 3 and costs just 50p.  The Museum will give you the line, bait and bucket and even do the messy bits!  And Douglas Dapper the Story Explorer will be back every Thursday from July 25 to August 29 with more weird and wonderful adventures around the Museum, using exhibits and artefacts to inspire the imagination.

All of these amazing activities, trails and storytelling sessions are free with your Museum ticket and best of all when you pay once to visit Cornwall’s award winning all-weather attraction you can return as many times as you like for a whole year.

For more information on opening times and admission prices visit or call 01326 313388