Wheal Martyn lights up to celebrate china clay mining heritage

Photo: Ainsley Cocks For three nights, on 5 – 7 December, Wheal Martyn Clay Works was transformed by light; the working china clay pit at the peak of the site formed the canvas for animated laser displays, the flat rod tunnel was illuminated as a magical LED portal, and the woodlands become a glowing festive […]

Creativity flows at Wheal Martyn during October half term

October half term saw a busy week for Wheal Martyn, with a series of creative workshops for the local community. In the lead up to the much anticipated Celebration of Light and Clay on 5 – 7 December, we hosted a series of free activities, giving the community the opportunity to create decorations that will […]

Wheal Martyn clay pits form canvas for light show inspired by local heritage

The gigantic china clay pit at Wheal Martyn will form the canvas for a laser show – the centrepiece of an after-dark event to transform the landscape with light. For three evenings in December, lasers will draw animated illustrations inspired by our collection of objects from the china clay industry. The event will include a […]