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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.


Tunnel of Lights: This is Christmas! Returns…

Explore the Shipwreck Treasure Museum this Christmas as it’s transformed into the most magical festive place in Cornwall!

Step into a magical winter wonderland this Christmas as the dazzling Tunnel of Lights returns to Charlestown.

Join us for joyous immersive experience as you head to the Christmas Land in the North Pole to find out how Santa and his devoted team really make Christmas happen. Wander through worlds of Christmas joy and seasonal fun as the entire Shipwreck Treasure Museum is transformed into the ultimate jolly holiday experience. It really is the most festive place in Cornwall.

Returning for its fifth year, the Tunnel of Lights is filled to the brim with festive fun for the whole family to enjoy. Perfect to start your Christmas with a bang with the opportunity to make some Christmas crafts and write and post a letter to Santa on your travels. Don’t wake Roland, the very sleepy Polar Bear and you’ll find snow gently falling outside too.

Step into our BRRR-illiant Giant Snow Globe after marvelling at the UK’s longest tunnels lit with Christmas lights. Then treat yourself to a delicious Scandinavian-inspired drink or sweet treat at the Glögg Stop, or a decadent, luxury hot chocolate, coffees, teas, cold drinks and nibbles at our coffee shop – Koffi.

The Tunnel of Lights opens daily from Friday 1st December until Sunday 31st December (Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day – Santa’s helpers need a rest!)

Santa will also be visiting us from Friday 15th until Sunday 24th December, why not book tickets to visit him before you explore the Tunnel of Lights? (This is a separate, ticketed event)


Please note: Parts of this attraction contain flashing lights.