Discover the fascinating history behind the man that transformed Charlestown, his importance to the china clay industry and the scandal that befell him at this new exhibition at Wheal Martyn Clay Works.

2023 marks the bicentenary of the death of Charles Rashleigh, who built Charlestown in the late 18th century. Although initially created to ship copper ore, Charlestown quickly became one of the major clay ports in Cornwall.

Working in collaboration with Charlestown History Group, learn more about Charles Rashleigh's remarkable life and his legacy in this new exhibition.

On display 22 September - 23 December.

Free to enter - included in museum admission. 

Find the exhibition in our Roger Preston Gallery.

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