23rd July - 31st August 2019

Pirate School | The National Maritime Museum Cornwall

All aboard shipmates! Join The National Maritime Museum Cornwall this Summer for fun-packed sessions; learn what every budding Buccaneer needs to know about being a pirate of the "Golden Age Of Piracy”!

National Maritime Museum Cornwall is setting sail for the summer holidays with Pirate School, craft-making activities, a brand new permanent exhibition and a museum trail – all free with the admission fee.

Become a Pirate School recruit and join in the daily fun-packed sessions with Rattlebox Theatre. Load a cannon, handle some pirate treasure and navigate your way around a pirate ship. There are four different sittings each day running Monday – Friday until 30th August.

Formed over 20 years ago Rattlebox Theatre specialises in historical projects, and through storytelling, puppeteering and performance bring history to life. Get hands-on at the pirate Make and Take Craft-making Workshops - make a pirate hat, cutlass, telescope, parrot and treasure chest - all the essentials for a buccaneer’s life at sea. Sessions run every day, midday – 3.30pm, until 30th August.

Join the Pirate Parrot Treasure Trail, seven parrots have jumped ship and are hidden in the Museum. Find them all and become a first-rate shipmate.

Be amongst the first to try out the brand new RNLI Rescue Zone. Opening on 22nd July the new permanent exhibition features ride on rescue vehicles and fun interactive displays.

These special summer holiday activities are included free of charge as part of the ticket price to enter the museum. Also included is access to 15 galleries, including dedicated spaces to Cornish maritime history, the Titanic Stories exhibition, and all the usual family favourites such as the Treasure Island Play Zone and the Tidal Zone.

Pay once, get in free for a year!  Visit The National Maritime Museum Cornwall for further information.