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

Introducing our new Trainee Curator

Follow Sian on a guided tour of Wheal Martyn! Read more

The fascinating story of Jack Clemo’s braille pocket watch

Find out some weird and wonderful facts about Jack Clemo's braille pocket watch! Read more

12 reasons to get your Cornwall Residents' Pass

Until 31 March 2020, we are offering discounted annual admission to all residents of Cornwall. Read more

Unusual creative explorations of Cornwall’s china clay mining area

Cornwall’s extraordinary clay mining landscape is a zone of rapid transformation, which will continue to evolve and change in the future. Human efforts combine with natural processes in sculpting and changing this unique landscape. Read more

Diary of a Trainee Curator Vlogs

Simon Durrant vlogged his way through his Curatorial Intership at Wheal Martyn. See what he got up to! Read more

“Playing detective” and a minor question of ethics

I’ve always had a love for history, especially when you don’t know all the details of an event or person but you still have a few testimonies or maybe a couple of pictures; just scraps of evidence that you then try to piece together into a bigger picture. Read more

Nature photography at Wheal Martyn

Kevin Bowers is an amateur wildlife photographer who has recently been taking some wonderful photographs on site at Wheal Martyn. He also volunteers here, and has been practising photography for about six years. Read more