Lantern Trail Fun at Wheal Martyn

chistmas lantern trail at wheal martyn st austell

On Saturday 9 December over 50 people flocked to Wheal Martyn to embark on a magical lantern trail around the atmospheric grounds with the fantastic Story Republic.

Beautiful jam jar lanterns were created before heading out around the site with the Story Republicans who delighted their audience with songs, poems and stories before returning to the café to enjoy Christmas carols, hot chocolate and delicious festive treats.

Sue Ford, Museum Manager, said ‘It was lovely seeing all of the beautiful lanterns twinkling as the procession moved around the site and listening to a very hearty rendition of Jingle Bells once all snuggled up back in the café.’

If you missed this event don’t panic. On Friday 15 December join the Wheal Martyn team for a magical Christmas evening with Badger Forest School.

Decorate a jam jar lantern and make a natural wreath or willow star before heading out around the atmospheric site at Wheal Martyn. Let the twinkling fairy lights lead your way around the trail before returning to the café to warm up with some carol singing and festive refreshments which will be on sale.

Tickets cost only £5.00 per person. Booking in advance in advised to avoid disappointment. For more information or to book call 01726 850362 or email


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