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April 2019

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 Places are limited. Book on info@wheal-martyn.com or 01726 850362. See the poster here.

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Creative Community Tiles

April 15 @ 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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Easter Clay Modelling

April 16 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

This Easter at Wheal Martyn, we are celebrating ceramics and the potteries. Why not pop along on Tuesday 16 April to learn more about our connection with the ceramics industry and have a go at clay modelling yourself. From Easter baskets to leaf bowls to waterwheels, the possibilities are endless. Make the perfect Wheal Martyn memento to take home with you. Suitable for all ages, costing only 50p. No need to book, just drop in between 10.30am to 15.30pm. For…

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Easter Pottery Painting

April 17 @ 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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Land Rover Clay Tours

April 17 @ 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! 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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Make and decorate your own fantasy eggs

April 18 @ 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 18 April. For more information call 01726 850362 or email info@wheal-martyn.com

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Family Fun Day

April 28 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

On Sunday 28th April, join us at Wheal Martyn for our Family Fun Day! There will be plenty of exciting family fun activities on offer – clay play, a bouncy castle, plant sales, a screech owl, pottery painting, Badger Forest School, and Cornwall College theatre performances. Come along between 11am – 4pm. Tickets £6 per adult and £3 per child. For more information call 01726 850362 or email info@wheal-martyn.com    

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May 2019

Museum Club – Hey Clay!

May 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

NEW Museum Club for 2019! Read more here.  Saturday 18th May – 10.30am-12.00pm Hey Clay! Hey Clay! is a national celebration of clay - giving everyone the chance to unleash their inner potter.  Join our artist and try some new skills with ceramics and find out about Cornish clay, the characters from the past and clever clay area inventions!  This event is FREE! Cost: £3 per child, additional siblings £1 Places are limited. Book on info@wheal-martyn.com or 01726 850362. See the poster here.  

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