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Family Activities

Explore the Museum After Dark at ‘Lates’

The museum will be opening its doors on Wednesday evenings from 5pm-6pm from November 22nd to December 20th.

22nd November
Glow Trail
Explore the museum with a ‘glow trail’; see the museum in a whole new light and explore the dark.

29th November
Magic Lantern Show
Journey back in time and watch a Victorian Magic Lantern show. Suitable for Ages 5+

6th December
Cornish Christmas Traditions
Old Cornwall Society members Christine Parnell & Sheila Richardson will share memories of Cornish Christmases and traditions.

13th December
Carols in the Museum
Be serenaded during your museum late by sweet sounds of Christmas songs.

20th December
A Reading of ‘A Christmas Carol’
Join us for a special reading of excerpts from Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’.

 To reserve a spot at a ‘Museum Late’ please email or call 01872 272205. 

Admission fees apply


Brand new family trail available now!
From mighty giants to golden treasures, discover the stories of Cornwall’s past.

Explorer Backpacks!
Borrow a backpack filled with binoculars, explorers hat, drawing materials and fun activities and have fun navigating the halls with the children

Do you love museums?  Are you aged between 7 and 14 years?
If so, the new RCM Museum Club may be just the thing for you!

Museum Club gives young visitors the chance to delve deeper into the treasures of the museum.

Discover more about the collections and exhibitions, through a range of activities including object handling, art and craft making, and creative writing.  Explore the historical, the beautiful and the weird and wonderful! FIND OUT MORE