All aboard the pirate school this summer at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall in Falmouth.

Pirate wannabes can meet two pirate characters, find out facts and fictions behind real pirates, learn to find their way around a ship and handle some pirate treasure in sessions with Rattlebox Theatre.

In the Treasure Island Play Zone those brave enough, can follow the map, through the smugglers cave, along the island beach to Treasure Island fort while keeping a keen eye out for real pirates on the way!

Meanwhile seven of the pirates’ parrots need to be found after they jumped ship to explore the museum.

Visitors can also make their own pirate cutlass, parrot, and treasure chest at the Make and Takes table.

These activities are free with entry and visitors paying once receive free admission for the rest of the year.

If pirates are too fierce visitors can climb a 100ft look out tower, watch shipwrights at work, see under water in the tidal zone and study 15 galleries of varied maritime history.