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October 2019

Glow in the Dark Decoration Workshop

24th October 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

On the 5th, 6th and 7th December, Wheal Martyn will be celebrating the changing landscape of clay country through the medium of light. The Light and Clay festival will host lots of UV surprises and we would like our community to add to this by creating their very own decorations which will be added to our magical UV winter wonderland. Drop-in to one of the free workshops between 10.30am to 12.30pm and 13.30pm to 15.30pm on Thursday 24th October. All…

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Glow in the Dark Decoration Workshop

24th October 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

On the 5th, 6th and 7th December, Wheal Martyn will be celebrating the changing landscape of clay country through the medium of light. The Light and Clay festival will host lots of UV surprises and we would like our community to add to this by creating their very own decorations which will be added to our magical UV winter wonderland. Drop-in to one of the free workshops between 10.30am to 12.30pm and 13.30pm to 15.30pm on Thursday 24th October. All…

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Clay lantern Workshop with Ceramicist Jenny Beavan

25th October 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for a very special workshop with ceramicist Jenny Beavan and create your own clay lantern from local Cornish clay! All lanterns will be added to Wheal Martyn's Light and Clay festival on the 5th, 6th and 7th December. Keep an eye out on the light trail up to pit view for your creation! Drop-in to the free workshops between 10.30am to 12.30pm and 13.30pm to 15.30pm on Friday 25 October. All ages are welcome to join in the fun!…

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Clay Lantern Workshop With Ceramicist Jenny Beavan

25th October 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us for a very special workshop with ceramicist Jenny Beavan and create your own clay lantern from local Cornish clay! All lanterns will be added to Wheal Martyn’s Light and Clay festival on the 5th, 6th and 7th December. Keep an eye out on the light trail up to pit view for your creation! Drop-in to the free workshops between 10.30am to 12.30pm and 13.30pm to 15.30pm on Friday 25 October. All ages are welcome to join in the fun! Usual museum admission still…

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Badger Forest School

26th October 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join Badger Forest School in the woods at Wheal Martyn for a variety of exciting outdoor activities on Saturday 26 October, 11am to 1pm. Children and families can take part in: – Nature trails through the woods – Campfire cooking – Mask making and nature crafts – Shelter building – Mini-beast hunts – Den building and woodland creatures The session costs only £5 per child and accompanying adults are free. Usual museum admission charges still apply. To book, please email info@wheal-martyn.com or…

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November 2019

Craft fair

2nd November 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3rd November 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Join us on 2 and 3 November, 10am - 4pm, for our craft fair. There will be something for everyone: beautiful gifts, stalls (gin, jewellery, bath and homeware) and delicious food in our cafe. Come along and see what lovely gift ideas you can find. Free to enter.  

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December 2019

Community Christmas Trees

1st December 2019 @ 10:00 am - 23rd December 2019 @ 4:00 pm
bauble on christmas tree

Come and visit throughout December (1 - 23 Dec) and enjoy our community Christmas Trees displayed all around the museum. Each group, charity or business taking part will decorate a tree in a particular style to represent what they do. Come along to see their unique decorations and vote for your favourite tree!

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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…

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Celebration of Light and Clay Event

6th 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…

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Celebration of Light and Clay Event

7th 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…

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January 2020

Relaxed Session

January 18 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

If you prefer to enjoy the museum at a quieter pace, why not come along to our Relaxed Session on Saturday 18th January, 3.30pm – 5.00pm? These sessions are especially suited to people with autism, anxiety and associated conditions. Have fun with object handling, ASD-friendly activities and trails. To download the museum’s visual stories, please visit our access information page. For more information, please contact us on 01726 850362.

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