THE BEACON Museum in Whitehaven is the place to be for all aspiring young pirates later this month.

The attraction is hosting the Pirates of the Beacon Museum exhibition – an immersive experience packed with interactive family fun.

From April 30, pirates will be able to experience a ‘Treasure Island Adventure’, explore the ‘Parrot Jungle’, take a selfie whilst ‘hanging the jib,’ dress up as a pirate, steer the ship and raise the Jolly Roger flag.

Guests can look deeper into the history of pirates, and try to decide if they were heroes or villains – or follow their nose and try all the pirate smell boxes.

There is also pirate skittles, sharks and rigging fun, pirate top trumps, a treasure trail and pirate cartoon time.

Why not see if you can find the hidden pirate coin in the galleries – and win an amazing LEGO three-in-one pirate ship and other prizes? Three winners will be chosen from all those who spot the coin and hand in their details to the Beacon Museum crew.

This fun and interactive exhibition is suitable for the whole family, and runs until June 26.

It is possible to book pirate-themed birthday parties – contact the Beacon Museum team on 01946 592302. To discuss school visits, email