The immersive Tunnel of Lights experience at Charlestown’s Shipwreck Treasure Museum has opened for a fifth fun-filled year.   

The all-new festive theme complete with tens of thousands of twinkling lights, was created by a team of talented artists and will take visitors on a special journey to Christmas Land in the North Pole.   

Guests wander through enchanted forests, discover the Christmas Mountain Railway and meet the devoted helpers who ensure Santa achieves his Christmas Day mission.   

On reaching Santa’s HQ, families will have the opportunity to make Christmas crafts and pen that all-important letter to drop in Santa’s special post box.   

Peek into the big man’s toy workshop and his chaotic office, before meeting him in his grotto at the museum (daily from Friday, December 15 until Christmas Eve).   

The event incorporates the UK’s longest indoor tunnel lit with festive lights, with more than four miles of dazzling strings covering 220m of tunnels. Returning by popular demand is the Giant Snow Globe, providing families with the perfect seasonal photo opportunity, and guaranteed snow on the museum’s harbourside viewing platform.  

Weary North Pole travellers can refuel at the attraction’s restaurant and coffee shop, Glögg Stop and Koffi, where you’ll find Scandinavian-inspired festive drinks, decadent hot chocolate and other sweet treats.    

Lynné Raubenheimer, Production Manager at the Shipwreck Treasure Museum said: 

“We’ve created what we feel is the most festive place in Cornwall. It’s going to be so much fun.”   

Tunnel of Lights: This is Christmas! runs from Friday until New Year’s Eve, closing only on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Tickets for both events must be booked in advance at