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Celebration of Light and Clay Event

5th December 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

China clay mining has transformed St Austell’s landscape dramatically over time. Take pride in your Cornish china clay heritage and explore this transformative effect as the Wheal Martyn clay pit, woodlands and trails undergo a very special transformation of their own.

Follow a beautiful light trail, exploring the changing landscape by torchlight. Encounter natural and industrial features adorned by light in fascinating ways, and look out for four iconic exhibits along the way. See how the latest LED technology, vivid colours and patterned displays create stunning effects on the iconic elements of Wheal Martyn, such as the waterwheel and flat rod tunnel.

Once you reach Pit View, get ready for an awe-inspiring laser light performance, projected onto the unique canvas of Wheal Martyn’s working clay pit.

Follow the path down to an immersive Woodland Wonderland UV experience. Draw with light on glow frames, or sit for a moment on a UV sofa, hung with lights, and consider how ‘black light’ creates the colour around you. See the ethereal glow of UV bubbles floating in the air, and gasp as colours burst and scatter in vibrant displays. Treat yourself to some festive food and drink too!

There will be five bookable time slots per day for the laser show (Thursday 5th, Friday 6th and Saturday 7th December):  4.00pm, 4.30pm, 5.00pm, 5.30pm, 6.00pm

Entry to the event will cost the usual museum admission price (£9.75 per adult, £5.50 for children aged 5 – 16). Admission will also provide 12 months return admission to Wheal Martyn!

Booking essential: Please book through the CRBO booking website by clicking here. Alternatively, call CRBO on 01726 879500 or pop into the Tourist Offices in Truro, St Austell, Bodmin and Liskeard.

If you have a Cornwall Residents’ Pass, please call us on 01726 850362 to reserve your space for free.

For more information, please click here. 


5th December 2019
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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