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Summer Activities

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

MESSY MONDAYS. Various times between 11am – 3pm.
Get creative with our drop-in arts and crafts sessions, and make a piece of art inspired by the Museum’s collection and displays to take home.

OBJECT HANDLING ON TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS. Various times between 11am – 1pm.
Find out more about the Museum’s collections at this session. A short talk about a part of a display followed by hands-on objects handling activities.

TELLING TALES ON THURSDAYS. Various times between 11am – 1pm.
Storytelling featuring popular children’s tales. Children can help tell the story using sounds and props. Bring in your favourite teddy bear and get your adult in for FREE!

PUNCH & JUDY SHOW & PUPPET-MAKING SATURDAYS. Various times between 11am – 3pm.
Children love making puppets and apart from watching our Punch & Judy Show they make and keep their very own Punch & Judy puppets.

Sunday 6th:  Victorian Play Day
11am -1pm
We’ll be stepping back in time to play traditional parlour games and make paper toys.
See a Victorian Magic Lantern Show

 Sunday 13th:  Imagination Games
11am – 3pm
Who will you be? Where shall we go and what shall we find? Let’s pretend today, by making stories and having adventures.  We’ll be having fun with all sorts of objects and clothes. Come in fancy dress, if you fancy!

 Sunday 20th:  Teddy Time
11am – 3pm
Today the museum will celebrate our love of Teddy Bears with bear games, bear stories and bear trails. Hopefully some Teddies will come out to play! Bring along your bear or cuddly toy to join in the fun.


Throughout the summer holidays you can grab a selfie around the museum and if you upload it @Cornwall_Museum the best selfie wins £50 cash.

All these are FREE drop-in sessions. Donations welcome!

All children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Normal admission charges for adults apply.