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.
Tuesday 12 November – (2pm) Free Talk Penzance and the Brontes
The Brontë sisters’ mother and aunt Maria and Elizabeth Branwell came from Penzance. This talk by Charlotte MacKenzie looks at the Cornish world they lived in. Was Penzance the artistic and cultural centre that West Cornwall later became? Was their merchant father Thomas Branwell a smuggler? Did women work? Did real life tales from Penzance influence the Brontës’ novels?
Saturday 23 November – Christmas Fair (10am-4pm)
Join us to buy your Christmas presents and the chance to hear choirs, try making your own Christmas Cards, visit Father Christmas and eat lots of cake. Father Christmas is always very busy so our elves will be running a time slot system on the day .
Thursday 28th November, 5th, 12th, 19th December Winter Story Time for under 5’s (11 -11.45am)
Join us at 11am for a story and free mini craft session
Saturday 7th December Winter Krafty Kids (10am – midday)
Come along to make a jolly snowman to take home . All materials supplied. Free but donations welcome.
Saturday 14th December – Winter Krafty Kids (10am – midday)
Make a Christmas Crown that you can wear during your Christmas celebrations. All materials supplied. Free but donations welcome.
Fictitious Cornwall (November 2019 – January 2020)
We will explore a number of significant novels that have been set in Cornwall.
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.