After enjoying the thrills and spills of the open ocean over the last week the Dawn Treader finally arrived at the Maritime museum in Falmouth on Saturday evening.

The magnificent vessel, with a majestic dragon’s head and tail, manoeuvred into position alongside the Museum’s pontoon, instantly drew a crowd of onlookers.

Over the weekend, families got the chance to climb aboard the Dawn Treader, which in reality is the Matthew from Bristol. The ship is being used to promote the upcoming Hollywood blockbuster, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and the Maritime Museum was the only place on the south coast where the public had the chance to climb on board.

Michael Sweeney, from the museum, said: “Our Chronicles of Narnia weekend has been a huge success. We’ve had lots of delighted visitors, coming along to see this incredible spectacle – including a few people in fancy dress! We have to say a huge thank you to everyone involved with the Matthew, for bringing her to see us and sharing her incredible story with our visitors.”