A Massive week of family fun at the Maritime Museum

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15 — 31 May 2009

IT’S another massive week of free family fun at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall this May half-term.

A Massive week of family fun at the Maritime Museum

IT'S another massive week of free family fun at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall this May half-term.

In association with National Family Week, from the 23-31 May, the Maritime Museum's RNLI themed week includes everything from safety at sea awareness films and demonstrations of life saving equipment to children's quizzes and a signal flag trail around the museum.

And not to be missed, on 25-29 May at 12pm, 1.30pm and 3pm, is the fascinating story of Cornishman Henry Trengrouse who saved hundreds of lives at sea with his amazing rocket-line and breeches buoy invention. Hear the fascinating story and take part in the ‘rescue' of a puppet sailor with a water powered rocket.

And for all those looking to get creative there are magnificent make and take activities. Create your own jumpin' jellyfish or fluorescent fish puppets and bring them to life in a mini Under the Sea theatre or how about sending someone a secret message or just personalising your bedroom door with mini maritime bunting.

And that's not all, on Saturday 23 May between 12-3.30pm, children of all ages can get creative and learn amazing art techniques from local artists and help to create a giant jellyfish sculpture.

Whilst on Sunday 24 May kids have the chance to meet local author Michelle Cartlidge and enjoy a very special reading of her story The Cornish Cats Who Went to Sea, as well as making their very own cat masks - whiskers and all.

All of these amazing activities are free with your Museum ticket and best of all when you pay once to visit the South West Visitor Attraction of the Year you can return as many times as you like for 12 months. With so much happening at the Maritime Museum this May half-term it really is the place to be.