The National Maritime Museum Cornwall in Falmouth is always a family favourite during October half term and this forthcoming holiday looks to be no different.

Annually the learning team put on 118 days of activities, from story-telling to make-and-takes, dress up and lots more. This half term the theme is Creepy Cornwall and will offer lots of drawing and craft-making and a chance to get really creative at the ‘make and take’ table, which will runs daily between noon and 3.15pm.

On Tuesday, October 24, the much loved Squashbox Theatre will present Skillywidden, a celebration of the wildlife and faery myths of Cornwall, and Thorsday! is back on Thursday the 26th when visitors can join Seawolves, the museum's tame band of Vikings, to discover what Viking combat was really like in interactive sessions.

Are you brave enough to take your place in the shield wall? The Awesome Adventurers play zone will also be open daily - join the crew of HMS Adventure to explore the Pacific Islands. There will also be live performances, storytelling and new craft activities every week during the school holidays.

This is all in addition to the 15 galleries over four floors where you can jump aboard the boats, climb the 100 foot look out tower, watch shipwrights at work in the boat building workshop, go under water in the tidal zone, hear ocean adventures and survival stories and learn to sail miniature boats on the waterfront boat pool.

The highly acclaimed and award winning British Tattoo Art Revealed exhibition and Captain Bligh: Myth, Man and Mutiny exhibition which explores what happened after the Mutiny on the Bounty, are both still running.

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