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July 2018

Wheal Martyn Kettle Kids Trail

July 7 @ 8:00 am - September 5 @ 5:00 pm

Kettle Kids Trail at Wheal Martyn Clay Works, 7 July - 5 September What's a Kettle Boy? Discover more at Wheal Martyn - find out about the crucial role they played in Cornwall's china clay industry and learn about Wheal Martyn's very own Kettle Boy, Arthur. Dressing up Discover the Crib Huts and Kettles Complete the trail to become a Kettle Kid! Play Area and Sand Pits Enjoy the little Miner's Menu in our Cafe Included within usual admission, family…

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Limbo Landscape Lab

July 14 @ 10:00 am - September 27 @ 5:00 pm

As part of the Heritage Futures research project (www.heritage-futures.org) led by the University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute at Penryn, environmental artist Antony Lyons (www.antonylyons.net) is developing an exhibition 'Limbo Landscape Lab' which will be on show in the grounds and historic buildings at Wheal Martyn from 14 July to 22 September 2018. The artist-in-residence project will include works which explore changing, post-industrial landscapes and have been inspired by research carried out through the Heritage Futures project which has…

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Badger Forest School Summer Holiday Sessions

July 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Family Fun days with Badger Forest School.  All the family can take part in nature based activities, from den building, campfire cooking, mini-beast hunts, woodland arts and crafts, team games and more!  Sessions are from 11am to 1pm, and include a drink, snack and museum entry for the day! £8 per child, £4 per adult. To book online at www.badgerforestschool.co.uk please click here.

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Pottery Painting Workshop

July 30 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Join us on Monday 30 July at Wheal Martyn and paint your own ceramic inspired by the Kettle Kid’s story, including kettle bird feeders. Small fee of £1 to £3 to pay for the cost of ceramics. No need to book, just drop in between between 10.30 and 12.30 and 13.30 and 16.00. A perfect Wheal Martyn memento to take home with you.

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Clay Modelling Workshop

July 31 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

What was your favourite part of the Kettle Kids trail? Perhaps you liked the idea of serving the workmen their tea or did you prefer fixing the machinery? On 31 July come and make your own clay model to take home with you. Drop in between 10.30 and 12.30 and 13.30 - 16.00. The workshop is included in admission fee, but donations are welcome.

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August 2018

Paper Craft Workshop with Artist Ruth Hills

August 1 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

On Wednesday 1 August join artist Ruth Hills from the Craft Barn and get creative with a range of paper crafts at Wheal Martyn. Drop in between 10.30 to 12.30 and 13.30 to 16.00. There is no set fee for this workshop - just pay what you think.

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Land Rover Clay Tours

August 2 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

£15 per person (booking essential)  Thursday 2, 16, 23, 30 August and Friday 10 August leaving Wheal Martyn at 1pm. 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, well worth the trip! www.wheal-martyn.com 01726 850632

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Clay Tales

August 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

On 5 August snuggle up and listen to the real life stories of people who used to work in the China Clay Industry. Discover what life was like working in china clay mines and explore how the industry has changed today. The Clay Tales, which start at 3.00pm, are included in admission fee, but donations are welcome.  

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Pottery Painting Workshop

August 6 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Join us on Monday 6 August at Wheal Martyn and paint your own ceramic inspired by the Kettle Kid’s story, including kettle bird feeders. Small fee of £1 to £3 to pay for the cost of ceramics. No need to book, just drop in between between 10.30 and 12.30 and 13.30 and 16.00. A perfect Wheal Martyn memento to take home with you.

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Clay Modelling Workshop

August 7 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

What was your favourite part of the Kettle Kids trail? Perhaps you liked the idea of serving the workmen their tea or did you prefer fixing the machinery? On 7 August come and make your own clay model to take home with you. Drop in between 10.30 and 12.30 and 13.30 - 16.00. The workshop is included in admission fee, but donations are welcome.

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Create a Kettle Kid Comic

August 8 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Drop in to Wheal Martyn between 10.30 and 12.30 and 13.30 and 16.00 on Wednesday 8 August and create your own Kettle Kid comic or story book. If you were transported back in time, what type of job do you think you would do? Make up your own story through writing or drawing. This activity is included in your admission fee, but donations are welcome.

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