Wreck and rescue

Key information: free, on-site visit, 1 hour 15 mins per class, Key Stage 2 

During this workshop children will use a range of sources – including newspapers, photographs and manuscript material – to explore the wreck of the Mohegan, and Henry Trengrouse’s marvellous lifesaving device. An introductory presentation will look at the themes more widely. The workshop can be delivered as part of a trip to Kresen Kernow.

To read more about our collections on this theme, you can read our Maritime collections guide here.

Visits to Kresen Kernow

We offer free, facilitated school visits to Kresen Kernow. We are able to accommodate one class at a time in our dedicated learning rooms, and visits can last up to 3 hours. A visit will typically entail a tour of the building, including our secure strongrooms, home to 14 miles of shelving and 850 years of history, as well as a workshop on your chosen theme using original Cornish documents from our collections.

Please note: we adhere to Ofsted and Department for Education guidelines for staff-pupil ratios. For more information, please read A teacher’s guide to visiting Kresen Kernow (2021).

Did you know that Cornwall Heritage Trust offers grants to cover travel to heritage sites across Cornwall, including Kresen Kernow? You can find out more here.

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