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May 2019

Hey Clay!

May 18 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Saturday 18th May – Hey Clay!  10.30am - 12.00pm for families and children as part of the Museum Club 1.00pm - 3.30pm for all the community. Any age and ability are welcome to drop in!  Come along to the museum to celebrate our local heritage in clay with FREE ceramics workshops.  Our ceramicist Laurence Eastwood will be leading workshops to decorate pinch pots, create and fire a Reiki pot and paint ceramic tiles. Hey Clay! is a national celebration of…

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Design a Clay Country Band’s Medal

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Being in a brass band in Cornwall has always been a great way to have fun with your friends, but you could also win some fantastic prizes if you proved you were better than the rest. Competitions including the West of England Band festival held at Bugle since 1912 are still hotly contested competitions to this day. Why not design your very own Clay Country medal for the winner? Come along on 27 and 29 May, 10am – 5pm, and…

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Creative Community Tiles

May 28 @ 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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Design a Clay Country Band’s Medal

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Being in a brass band in Cornwall has always been a great way to have fun with your friends, but you could also win some fantastic prizes if you proved you were better than the rest. Competitions including the West of England Band festival held at Bugle since 1912 are still hotly contested competitions to this day. Why not design your very own Clay Country medal for the winner? Come along on 29 May, 10am – 5pm, and get involved.…

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Land Rover Clay Tours

May 29 @ 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! 29 May, 31 July, 7, 14, 21 August, 21 October Call 01726 850362 or email info@wheal-martyn.com

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Junk Musical Instruments

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

Did you know that Cornwall has had a strong musical tradition for centuries? In the clay country, this has meant a passion for singing and for bands. Bands provided an opportunity to socialize and share a common love for music. For one day only (30 May), come and join Wheal Martyn’s very own Clay Country band and make your own musical instruments out of junk! Toe tappingly good fun for all the family. 10.30am – 3.30pm, pay what you think.…

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Badger Forest School – Spring Time

May 31 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join Badger Forest School in the woods at Wheal Martyn for a variety of exciting outdoor activities on 31 May, 11.00am – 1.00pm. 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 £8 per child and £4 per adult which includes drinks, snacks and museum entry. For more information or to…

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June 2019

Museum Club – Museum Gems

June 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

NEW Museum Club for 2019! Read more here.  Saturday 8th June - 10.30am - 12.00pm Museum Gems Explore the intriguing museum collection, work with our Curator and investigate some of the weird and wonderful objects from the past. 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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July 2019

The Creative Conversation

July 5 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

An invitation to schools to join a creative conversation at Wheal Martyn on Friday 5th July 2019, 11.30am - 2.30pm. SpinDrift Dance Collective and Suzie West (Clay Walks) are beginning a new project at Wheal Martyn called Flock. This July and August they will be researching what Wheal Martyn means to people who visit or live nearby. Enjoy a series of dance, movement, creative writing and art workshops. Describe to us your favourite places and your experience of Wheal Martyn,…

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Relaxed Session

July 7 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

If you prefer to enjoy the museum at a quieter pace, why not come along to our Relaxed Session on Sunday 7 July, 9am to 10am or 5pm to 6pm? 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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Museum Club – Takeover Day

July 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

NEW Museum Club for 2019! Read more here.  Saturday 13th July - 10.30am - 12.30pm Takeover Day Come along and takeover the museum for the morning! Bring your own special object along to add to a new pop-up exhibition and then share your creation on the museum’s media channels. 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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