Hands on Heritage: Boom!
Some great news! This project has been approved for funding through the Heritage + The Crowd match funding. It will receive a top up of 50% towards its fundraising target from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Over the past year, Swashbuckling Cornwall has been running workshops for actors & performers, training them to safely handle muskets for use in period dramas. Now you too could handle and fire some of these historic weapons - including the (in)famous Brown Bess Musket; the weapon that won Waterloo!
We want to open this experience up to more people but we need your help by booking your place now you can make this happen!
Whether you are a fan of Poldark, Sharpe, Jane Austen or history in general, this is a great chance to get your hands on heritage and embrace bygone British Culture with a dramatic flair!
Taking place in Cornwall, these new half day experiences will allow those over 18 to experience what their ancestors may have faced in a world full of smoke and fire.
You will be shown a range of historic weapons, taught how to handle them safely, basic drills and, finally, to pull the trigger! Please note that we do not fire projectiles from these muskets.
Check out this video from one of our recent musket courses for actors!
We have teamed up with The Poly (The Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society) in Falmouth which supports the development of Art, History & Science around Cornwall. The Poly famously hosted the first demonstration of nitro-glycerin in the country.
What is the money for?
Making it accessible to a wider audience
£5 - A Big Thank You on social media
£10 - 1 Place on Swashbuckling Cornwall’s The Big Bang! – A new workshop letting you handle and fire theatrical weapons in Cornwall- please note this workshop is based around theatrical handguns & not muskets.
£17 - 2 places on Swashbuckling Cornwall’s The Big Bang!
£50 - 1 place on the new Hands on Heritage experience at our Cornish location
£95 - 2 places on our new Hands on Heritage experience at our Cornish location
£500 - Private V.I.P Half Day experience for 6 people at our Cornish location
£1000 - Private V.I.P 1 Day experience for 6 people at our Cornish location
T&Cs apply to all perks.
- Over 18s only.
- Places subject to availability.
- Where necessary, we reserve the right to change or alter, times, dates and location of courses.
- We reserve the right to refuse admission or training if we deem it necessary.
- Refunds are not offered on places.
- No travel or accommodation cost are included in any perks.
Help make this Hands on Heritage project a reality!
This project has been approved for funding through the Heritage + The Crowd match funding. It will receive a top up of 50% towards its fundraising target from the Heritage Lottery Fund.