20th October, 2023

Falmouth half-term fun – get there by train

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Falmouth is the perfect family day out this half term – beat the traffic and get there by train on the Maritime Line. Here’s what’s on:


The National Maritime Museum

The Silhouettes & Shadows activities listed below are all free as part of the Museum’s annual admission fee. Pay once and get in free for a year.

Silhouettes and Shadows (Monday 23rd – Friday 27th October @ 11am, 1pm and 3pm)

Join in with the eerie shadow pirate puppet stories and songs in the Main Hall, performed by Starbox theatre of Shadows and Wilderness Music.

Make & Take (Sat 21st – Sunday 29th October @ 12:30 – 3:30)

Make a spooky shadow puppet and create your own shadow puppet stories.

Pirate Ghost Shop Trail (Saturday 21st – Sunday 29th October)

Help a pirate ghost to pack his ship for a ghoulish voyage! Have fun exploring the Museum in search of our spooky light boxes – will you be brave enough to look into the pirate skull’s eyes?


Pendennis Castle

Saturday 21st – Sunday 29th October from 10am – 5pm.

Grab your broomstick and head over to Pendennis Castle this October half-term!

Listen to spooky stories and take part in their Halloween quest to discover magical potion ingredients. Complete the activities and solve clues to become a wonderfully wicked witch’s apprentice!

Pre-booking is advised – see their timetable to plan your day.


Get there by train

From Falmouth Town station, it’s just a 4-minute walk to the Museum. For Pendennis Castle, it’s just a 12-minute walk from Falmouth Docks station.

Adult Off-Peak Day Return fares:

  • Truro to Falmouth £5.70
  • Newquay to Falmouth £8.90
  • Plymouth to Falmouth £13.40

Kids travel half-price (5-15yr olds). Under 5s free.

Save a third off the adult fare for you and a friend (with kids travelling for just £1) with a Devon & Cornwall Railcard – just £12 a year for local residents. Now available to buy online.

Look up train times and buy rail tickets on the GWR website or app.

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