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Tunnel of Lights: Arctic Adventure | Autumn

The hugely popular Tunnel of Lights returns to the Shipwreck Treasure Museum in 2021 with a brand new immersive experience.

Are you ready for an Arctic Adventure this autumn?

Tunnel of Lights: Arctic Adventure: Autumn Experience

23rd October – 28th November 2021

Join us on an immersive frozen adventure through the Shipwreck Treasure Museum’s underground tunnels as it’s transformed into a sparkling wonderland of ice.

Follow the footsteps of Polar Explorers as you discover glittering waterfalls, giant icebergs, and frozen shipwrecks. Building on the success of the hugely popular Tunnel of Lights in 2020, the event returns for the Autumn season with thousands of lights, atmospheric Arctic soundscapes and a magical journey through a polar world.

Click HERE to book 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 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:

23rd October – 31st October 

The Tunnel of Lights: Arctic Adventure will be open 10am – 8pm daily

1st November – 28th November 

The Tunnel of Lights: Arctic Adventure will be open

Sunday – Thursday 10am -5pm

Friday and Saturday 10am – 8pm

Want to visit during our Christmas Tunnel of Lights season then please c
lick here for full details and buy tickets.

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.

Arrival and Parking:

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

Welcome and Entrance to Tunnel of Lights:

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, however, 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 by clicking here, 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.

We do not recommend that Buggys access the space and will provide a ‘buggy parking’ station at the start of the route.

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 you and your family 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.

All children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the Tunnels of Lights: Arctic Adventure experience.


The Tunnels of Lights: Arctic Adventure 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.

Additional specific enquiries:

Please contact the Museum team by telephone on 01726 69897, or email

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