Clay Works! Project

photo of site at wheal martyn clay works project

At Wheal Martyn we have been busy developing a project which will carry out essential restoration works to the roofs of the Pan Kiln and Mica Dry buildings and create a much needed learning and exhibition space in the Mica Dry.  As we near our Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) application deadline in October, we are looking for input and support in various ways.  We are very keen to hear your ideas for exhibitions you would like to see in the new facility as well as activities you believe would help attract and engage more people with Wheal Martyn.

clay works project, wheal martyn museumWhen the project starts during 2018 we will be running training in skills such as traditional lime mortaring and recruiting volunteers to assist with this work on the buildings at Wheal Martyn – if you know people who might be interested in volunteering for this please do let us know.  Finally, our major tasks is to raise nearly £400k match funding needed to unlock the HLF funds – we are, of course, making numerous funding applications but it is also very important that we can evidence local support so we are also appealing for individual donations to the project – big or small, the amount does not matter, but every pound we raise locally will help towards securing money from major funders.

If you have ideas or would like to put your name down as a potential volunteer please email Julia on jorchard@wheal-martyn.com .  If you would like to make a donation you can donate online by clicking here or send a cheque payable to Wheal Martyn Trust directly to Wheal Martyn.

Thank you for your support – this project really is important to the future of Wheal Martyn, enabling it to develop its offer to increase and encourage repeat visitors.

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