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The Shipwreck Treasure Museum and Shackleton's Legacy Exhibition are open daily from 10am-4pm with last admission at 3.30pm.

3rd December - 23rd December

Tunnel of Lights: Adults-Only Christmas Experience

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Join us on an adventure through the Shipwreck Treasure Museum and Tunnel of Lights for an exclusive evening experience open to adults only.

Enjoy a complimentary drink, with a choice of Prosecco, Mulled Cider, Beer or a soft drink, on us as you embark on your private, adults-only evening at our Tunnel of Lights Christmas Experience.

Journey into our underground arctic wonderland of ice caves, frozen ships and waterfalls and then visit our brand-new tunnel, not opened to the public before, lit with thousands of festive lights. This riot of colour will get you firmly into the Christmas mood.

Join us from 8.30pm until 9:30pm daily on selected dates until Thursday 23rd December.


Click here to book your tickets.


Tickets are non-transferable and must be presented in email form or with your booking reference number at the event entrance.

Please do not arrive earlier than your pre-booked arrival time, as you may not be allowed to enter.


Please note:

We ask that all explorers follow the set route of the journey, to ensure that they have the best possible experience during their Christmas Arctic Adventure. We also ask that they do so with respect for others, following the guidelines set in place. They are for everyone’s safety.


Key Information

Opening hours:

The Tunnel of Lights: Arctic Adventure: Adults Only Christmas Experience will be open 8:30pm – 9:30pm daily

1st December – 23rd December 2021

Entry into the Museum is included with the ticket; however, the Museum is only accessible with a ticket to the Event.

Please note that your pre-booked ticket time slot is the time for you to arrive at the Shipwreck Treasure Museum and we ask you do not arrive early. Please take note of the closing times on the date you are booked to join us.

The Adult Only event is 18+ We may ask for identification if you’re lucky enough to look under 25.

Arrival and Parking:

Unfortunately, the Shipwreck Treasure Museum does not have any onsite parking.

Welcome and Entrance to Tunnel of Lights: Arctic Adventure Adult only Christmas

Please make your way to the new Ticket Office at your pre-booked time slot. Please have your Tunnel of Lights confirmation email or booking reference ready to be checked off by our Ticket Office Team.

This is a self-led experience through underground tunnels. Even though the tunnels may be shielded from the Cornish Weather, we recommend sturdy footwear and waterproofs, as there are some parts of the experience that are outdoors, and the tunnels may be wet due to the occasional flooding. Some sections of the paths are narrow, however, there are passing points provided to allow for safe passing. The entrance and exit are one way, please note that there are moments in the experience where you will have to turn around on yourself.

The route should take an average of 40mins, but this of course depends on the visitor.


The main toilets are located at the exit of the Tunnel of Lights experience, halfway through the journey.

Regular hand sanitation points are located across The Tunnel of Lights route and within our amenities.

Access information:

Should you have any additional accessibility needs, please notify us ahead of your visit via email, or phone on 01726 69897 and we will do our best to ensure that your visit is as comfortable as possible.

The Tunnel of Lights route will take you along some gentle slopes and some narrow paths. Some paths may be wet due to flooding.

The paths are suitable for wheelchairs; however, the exit is inaccessible with stairs. Should a visitor need an alternative exit route then the Shipwreck Treasure Museum Team will be happy to assist.

The route will lead you from the new Ticket Office, through the Tunnels and up into the Shipwreck Treasure Museum, following a one-way self-led route.

Additional event safety and access information:

The Shipwreck Treasure Museum, and our staff, are working hard to ensure the safety of all of our visitors throughout your visit with us. This means adhering to any government guidelines should they be put in place. We reserve the right to implement any safety measures should it be deemed necessary. Click here to find out more about how we are keeping you safe.

Any visitors found intentionally disregarding our safety measure will not be allowed to continue with the Tunnel of Lights: Arctic Adventure and refunds will not be offered.

Please ensure that you book the correct day and timeslot for your visit. We will not be able to adjust booking times on the day. Please ensure that you have booked the correct quantity of tickets that you need for your family. Additional tickets will not be able to be purchased on the day.


The Tunnels of Lights: Arctic Adventure: Christmas Experience is a lights experience involving gentle lighting.

Personal Assistants:

The cost of a ‘Tunnel of Lights: Arctic Adventure’ ticket includes free entry for one personal assistant, for those requiring help during their visit. Please ensure that you have booked a free personal assistant ticket when purchasing your tickets.


Due to the nature of the event, no dogs are allowed in the Tunnel of Lights: Arctic Adventure experience. Assistance dogs only are welcome.

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