25th October 2018
What's On | Cornwall In Winter
Fewer crowds, lower prices and plenty of things to see and do – winter is a fantastic time to visit Cornwall and discover all it has to offer. Here are just some of our favourite year-round attractions we know you’ll love.
The National Maritime Museum
Open throughout the year, you’ll find 15 galleries, a boat building workshop, exhibitions, interactive exhibits, collections of objects, boats, books and more waiting for you inside. The current Titanic Stories exhibition – which runs until 7th January – examines the stories of the Titanic’s momentous sinking, reappraising many of the myths, controversies and assumptions that still linger to this day.
The Eden Project
Ice skating, Christmas markets, light displays and plenty of other family fun – the Eden Project has a packed line up this winter. Add to that the opportunity to trek through the rainforest, explore the Mediterranean, experience thediverse and fantastical flora that grows in Western Australia, as well as much more, and it’s easy to see why the Eden Project has been dubbed by some as the Eighth Wonder of the World.
Cornish Seal Sanctuary
A designated site of special scientific interest and an area of outstanding natural beauty, the Cornish Seal Sanctuary is the only rescue centre of its kind in Cornwall. Find out about the dramatic rescues that have taken place and meet the seals and sea lions - learning about their individual stories. There are other marine creatures to see here too, including penguins and otters.
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With spectacular champion trees dominating the landscape and winter flowering shrubs beginning to bloom - providing colour during the colder months - Trebah is a magical place to explore during this time of year. Wind your way down through the garden to the beach on the stunning Helford River, enjoying the different sights at every turn.
Ready to explore more of Cornwall’s history? Originally built in 1779, the jail has played many important roles, including the safe holding of state papers and the Doomsday Book during the First World War and protecting the Crown Jewels. Visitors are able to explore the dark cells that were once home to the prisoners incarcerated here, learning about some of their individual stories – as well as see the execution pit which was only discovered in 2005. Said to be the most haunted venue in the UK, those brave enough can also book onto the ‘After Dark’ experience were they can explore the jail during the night hours.
The Minack Theatre
Whilst the performances may have finished for the year, visitors are still welcome to explore this iconic open-air theatre and enjoy the spectacular views of Porthcurno Bay. Learn more about the story of its creation by Rowena Cade who wished to create a place for local drama enthusiasts to perform.