The end of my residency - artist in residence

In one of my previous blogs, I showed you some of the processes involved with making my hand-made paper map. I’m pleased to say, the map is now completed and on display up by Pit View, here at Wheal Martyn. Read more

How I took Wheal Martyn to Falmouth

A blog by our artist in residence, Carol Weir Read more

Agan Kernow: Make it Better Photography Exhibition

New photography exhibition ‘Agan Kernow: Make it Better’ opens 17th September in our new gallery. Read more

Blueing House Launders

Site Supervisor Wayne Booth gives an account of a project to restore the Blueing House Launders of the Wheal Martyn Victorian Clay Works. Launders are wooden channels used to convey water around the works. Read more

The Paper Phoenix

A blog by our artist in residence, Carol Weir Read more

The women of Clay Country

Clay Country has often been an overlooked area of Cornwall because it is not as easy to romanticise the open pits and sky tips as it is the old tin and copper mining landscapes further west in Cornwall. In this sense, the people of Clay Country, especially the women, have often been overlooked. As it is International Women’s Day on the day of posting (8th March), it seemed a better time than any to help to correct this. Read more

Nature’s Return

With spring just beginning to poke its head out from beneath winter’s chill and colour starting to return to the world, we decided to dive into the topic of how both colour and new life returned to Clay Country after centuries of industrial development. Read more

Meet our new Trainee Curator, Alexander

A blog by our new Trainee Curator, Alexander Read more

Reflections on Cornwall with Simon Reeve

Many of us have now watched the new Simon Reeve two-part documentary on Cornwall which highlighted issues which are often forgotten by other media representations of the duchy. Read more

Community input on helping to complete records

Social media can be a powerful tool for museums; not only is it a way for museums to promote their collections and offers for potential visitors but it can also be a way of reaching those visitors on a more personal level. Read more

Clay Stories

Have you seen our Clay Stories? We have been sharing interesting historical snippets weekly for around two years. They give us the opportunity to research various historical events and aspects of life in Cornwall’s Clay Country, sourcing images from our wonderful collection of photographs. Read more

A perspective on Wheal Martyn, by a volunteer

I like to think that in some small way we volunteers – whatever task we do - are making a contribution to the preservation of the industry history in general and Wheal Martyn (something once commonplace but now virtually unique) in particular.  Not just for the benefit of future generations but also so that it will not be lost.  So future Cornwall explorers can be as astounded as I was. Read more