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News Archive > General > UK’s longest festive light tunnel opens in historic harbour

UK’s longest festive light tunnel opens in historic harbour

By Natasha Swift 2nd December 2020

UK’s longest festive light tunnel opens in historic harbour

Work is under way to illuminate the tunnels below The Shipwreck Treasure Museum to create the UK’s longest festive light tunnel this Christmas. 

More than 100 metres of passageways beneath the Charlestown attraction will be lit up to celebrate the festive season. 
The three month build, which has seen 6.5 kilometers of cabling and 60,000 lights installed, is set to be finished in time for the launch tomorrow. 

This immersive experience will see families walking through the wardrobe into an enchanted Narnia landscape, surrounded by a frozen forest with snow covered branches. 
Then journey through a neon forest with trees that glow in the dark and venture into the Northern Lights installation.  

In parts of the experience visitors can even feel the snow falling as they meander through the Christmas trees. 

Behind the creation, Lynné Raubenheimer, has over 15 years of experience working in theatre, TV and film productions in the UK, Europe and India.

“This is a chance to escape the reality of the past year and to lose yourself in colour, imagination and fantasy,” said Lynné Raubenheimer, the event manager responsible for co-ordinating the event.

“We have also ensured a series of extra precautions and additional safety protocols are in place to ensure the visit fully complies with government guidelines,” she added.

Located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Charlestown, the Shipwreck Treasure Museum is home to one of Europe’s largest collections of shipwreck treasures with over 8,000 artefacts in their collection, including the only intact barrel of coins ever recovered from the seabed.

Tickets must be booked in advance via shipwreckcharlestown.co.uk 
The Tunnel of Lights will be open to the public from December 3 until January 10, 2021. 

By Natasha Swift 2nd December 2020

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