There’s so much more to explore, and we welcome all ages with a programme of activities and events so follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram to keep up to date. This week we have WildWorks with us as they digital based theatre techniques to present our collections.
Saturday 15 to Saturday 22 February 10am-4pm – Animate Helston
The return of this animation festival with free screenings, exhibitions and workshops.
Wednesday 19 February 10am-12noon – Paper Animation Worshop (free drop-in)
Create your own animated world making finger puppets and scenes inspired by our collection.
Thursday 20 February 10am-12noon – Mythical Beasts Shadow Puppets Workshop (free drop-in)
Cut and make your own shadow puppets inspired by dragons, unicorns and other creatures found in the museum.
Tuesday 17th March 2pm – Free talk –Saving historic monuments in the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
The CAOB and partners have secured the first important step in a funding package that will help to save 40 historic monuments across Cornwall for future generations to enjoy and appreciate. In this talk you will find out about the work carried out so far and opportunities over the next 18 months to get involved and learn more about these surviving elements of 4,000 years of Cornish history
Eyes on ‘Spider Eye’ (15 – 22 February 2020)
As part of the animation festival ‘Animate Helston’ we are celebrating Cornish animation Company Spider Eye. Spider Eye is an award winning and BAFTA nominated Cornish Animation Company producing 2D traditional, digital and CGI animation for TV and film. Started in 1998, Spider Eye was originally based in Oxford Circus, London. In 2001 the company moved to St Just, in Penwith, West Cornwall. From here they work with clients from all over the world.
Spider Eye create cartoons: TV series, short films, specials, commercials & VFX in 2D and 3D. They created their own international brand, ‘Jungle Junction’ and have developed and delivered original series/films for BBC, Disney, Turner/Cartoon Network, ITV, Netflix and Universal Pictures.
Cornish Springtime ( 7th March – 25th April)
We are welcoming the warmer and wetter months by exploring Cornish Sprintime. Mother’s Day, Spring cleaning, Dolly dunking, April showers and Cornish flowers. Come and see what spring means to us, and you can tell us what spring means to you.
Step through the unassuming doors of The Museum of Cornish Life for a truly breath-taking surprise – the sheer size of the museum is completely unexpected.
This lovely old fashioned museum, housed in the town’s historic Market Buildings, is spread over five display halls on three floors, and the thousands of objects will keep you fascinated, entertained, and coming back for more!
The Museum of Cornish Life, Helston is managed by the Charity South Kerrier Heritage Trust, and our volunteers work hard to make sure your visit is the highlight of your holiday or day out. Entrance to the museum is FREE, but we encourage donations to keep this wonderful facility open. You can also support us by joining our Museum Supporters Group, which gives directly funds all aspects of the museum including collection care, displays, learning and our commitment to free entry for all.