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March 2019

Museum Club – Spring Planting

March 30 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

NEW Museum Club for 2019! Read more here.  Saturday 30th March - 10.30am - 1.30pm Spring Planting Drop in to the community planting workshop with Perennial Harvest, creating spring planters, making a story in a box from plants or decorating your own vegetables!  Your finished creations can be entered in the Cornwall Garden Society Show on 6th/7th April. For young people from 5 to 16 and their families. No need to book for this one – places are unlimited! Cost: £3…

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April 2019

Artyology Ceramics Workshop

April 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join our local artists Suzy Johnson and Lyn Simms in our Artyology Ceramic Workshop on Monday 8 April and make your own clay pot or tile inspired by your visit to Wheal Martyn. You’ll be invited to explore the museum’s collection with object handling and storytelling to develop your ideas for your own artwork. Make sure to book a space for this thought-provoking, creative and fun workshop, costing only £7 per adult and £6 per child. Sessions last for approximately…

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Artyology Ceramics Workshop

April 8 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Join our local artists Suzy Johnson and Lyn Simms in our Artyology Ceramic Workshop on Monday 8 April and make your own clay pot or tile inspired by your visit to Wheal Martyn. You’ll be invited to explore the museum’s collection with object handling and storytelling to develop your ideas for your own artwork. Make sure to book a space for this thought-provoking, creative and fun workshop, costing only £7 per adult and £6 per child. Sessions last for approximately…

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Commemoration of the centenary of the formation of English China Clays Limited

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

The China Clay History Society is holding a drop-in event on Tuesday 9 April at Wheal Martyn Clay Works, to commemorate 100 years since the formation of English China Clays (ECC Ltd) on 9 April 1919. Did you or your relatives work in the china clay industry? Are you interested in investigating the role your ancestors had in china clay mining? Come along to Wheal Martyn between 10.00am to 8.00pm, where a small exhibition will be on display, charting the…

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Easter Pottery Painting

April 9 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

This Easter at Wheal Martyn, we are celebrating all things ceramic! Did you know that Cornish china clay is still transported to Stoke-on-Trent to be made into cups, plates and other ceramic products which we all use in our daily lives. A crucial role in this process is the gilder, who expertly hand paints the ceramics. Why not come and have a go yourself and paint your own Easter themed ceramic? Choose from bunny shaped money banks, chick egg cups…

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Make and decorate your own fantasy eggs

April 10 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Have you ever wondered what your favourite mythical creature's eggs would look like? Let your imagination escape to distant lands and create your very own magical fantasy egg - from mermaids to dragons to phoenixes - the choice is yours. Costing only £1.50, all ages are welcome to join in the fun. No need to book, just drop in between 10.30am and 15.30pm on 10 and 18 April. For more information call 01726 850362 or email info@wheal-martyn.com

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Land Rover Clay Tours

April 10 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Take this fascinating Land Rover tour and see behind the scenes of the modern day industry. From the mining process and mixing of the grades of clay to the drying and transporting, it's well worth the trip! £15 per per person. Booking essential. The trip will leave Wheal Martyn at 1pm. Your ticket price includes museum entry! 10, 17 April, 29 May, 31 July, 7, 14, 21 August, 21 October Call 01726 850362 or email info@wheal-martyn.com

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Creative Community Tiles

April 11 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Help us raise money for Wheal Martyn by decorating a ceramic tile for our facilities. As a charity, your donations are really important to enable us to preserve and make accessible the collections and historic buildings at Wheal Martyn which tell the story of Cornwall’s largest mining industry, as well as supporting the museum to provide opportunities for learning and community engagement. So pop along anytime between 10.30am and 15.30pm on 11 and 15 April, and 28 May, and leave…

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Badger Forest School

April 12 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join Badger Forest School in the woods at Wheal Martyn for a variety of exciting Easter themed activities on 12 April, 11.00am – 1.00pm. Children and families can take part in: – Nature trails through the woods – Chocolate themed cooking – Mask making and nature crafts – Shelter building – Mini-beast hunts – Den building and woodland creatures The session costs only £8 per child and £4 per adult which includes drinks, snacks and museum entry. For more information…

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Museum Club – Hear my voice

April 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

NEW Museum Club for 2019! Read more here.  Saturday 13 April – 10.30am – 12.00pm Hear my voice Participants will be critics of a new exhibition on Science and Engineering at the museum with teams sharing their reviews in creative ways, whether through film, recordings or even artwork. Cost: £3 per child, additional siblings £1 For young people from 5 to 16 and their families. Places are limited. Book on info@wheal-martyn.com or 01726 850362. See the poster here.

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Clay Faces In The Woods

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

If you go down to Wheal Martyn’s woods, what type of faces do you think you will find? Join in the fun and create your very own clay face on one of our trees and keep a lookout for other creations too. Look carefully at the trees to find natural shapes which can be used in your design. Don’t forget to forage for leaves, sticks and feathers to add to your face too. Fun for all the family, costing only…

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