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Family Fun at the Telegraph Museum Porthcurno this October Half-Term

24th October 2015 - 1st November 2015

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Don’t miss a sparkling week of illuminating activities this October half-term (24th October – 1st November) at the Telegraph Museum Porthcurno. Celebrating the International Year of Light 2015, the half-term week will be bursting with family fun. Take your pick from the below activities or if you have a locals’ pass why not enjoy them all:

-         To celebrate our ‘Forgotten Wrecks of the First World War’ Exhibition, make & take your very own dazzle camouflage ship - daily during October half-term.

-         On Monday 26th October, make a light up Morse code mask, where you send your very own secret light message via the power of Morse code. 11.00 – 15.00

-         On Wednesday 28th October, join Professor Gareth Parry, and Ivor Corkell (from ShelterBox) for a special talk on the little blue LED that can help save the planet. Talks start at 14.00 and 15.00.

-         Start creative sparks firing with experimental imaging and painting with light on Thursday 29th October. Join Penwith College Photography students for digital photo-generating. Experiment with light-up special effects and dress yourself in light in a pop up dark studio. Create your own unique glow-in-the-dark portrait to take home. Drop in workshops from 11.00 – 15.00.

-         Looking to be spooked this Halloween, visit the Museum on the night of Friday 30th October (if you dare) for a torch light trail. Experience our collections in a brand new light, with sensory sound illuminated curiosities, a close encounter with our resident spook and ghoulish storytelling with John Brolly in the Museum’s underground World War Two tunnels. It will be a night to be remembered. A night not to miss! Starting from 4.30pm with last admission 6pm.

All of the above activities are free with Museum entry or to local pass holders.


24th October 2015
1st November 2015
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Telegraph Museum Porthcurno
Eastern House
Porthcurno, Cornwall TR19 6JX United Kingdom
01736 810966
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Telegraph Museum Porthcurno
01736 810966
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