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February 2019

Clay Structures Challenge

February 18 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Are you a budding engineer or architect? Or do you simply love making things? Why not take up the Wheal Martyn challenge and build a structure using only clay and wooden sticks to support a satsuma. Prizes will be given to the tallest structure and the structure which can hold the most satsumas. Are you up for the challenge? This activity is suitable for ages 6+ and must be booked in advance. Price: £1. 11am - 12pm and 2pm -…

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Wheal Martyn Water Wheel Workshop

February 19 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Our water wheel at Wheal Martyn was crucial for the movement of clay slurry from the pits to the settling tanks and demonstrates the innovation of the people who were involved in its creation. Become an engineer for the day and make your very own water wheel to take home with you. Suitable for all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Please book in advance either online: 11.00am - 12.00pm 2.00pm - 3.00pm or by calling 01726 850362.…

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Clay Faces in the Woods

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

If you go down to Wheal Martyn’s woods on Wednesday 20 February, 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…

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Clay Faces in the Woods

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

If you go down to Wheal Martyn’s woods on Wednesday 20 February, 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…

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Winter Mask Making

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Get up close to nature this February Half Term and make your very own winter inspired mask. Discover Wheal Martyn’s Nature Reserve on a scavenger hunt and pick your favourite nature items to decorate your mask with. Then pick up your free mask template from reception and get creative in our ‘Make and Take’ station. This activity is suitable for children of all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult. This drop-in activity is free of charge.

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Winter Mask Making

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Get up close to nature this February Half Term and make your very own winter inspired mask. Discover Wheal Martyn’s Nature Reserve on a scavenger hunt and pick your favourite nature items to decorate your mask with. Then pick up your free mask template from reception and get creative in our ‘Make and Take’ station. This activity is suitable for children of all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult. This drop-in activity is free of charge.

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Winter Mask Making

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Get up close to nature this February Half Term and make your very own winter inspired mask. Discover Wheal Martyn’s Nature Reserve on a scavenger hunt and pick your favourite nature items to decorate your mask with. Then pick up your free mask template from reception and get creative in our ‘Make and Take’ station. This activity is suitable for children of all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult. This drop-in activity is free of charge.

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History and where we live: challenging stereotypes

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

There is more to Cornish history than pasties, piskies and Poldark! Join us at Wheal Martyn on Wednesday 27th February, 10.00am - 3.30pm, to find out what lies behind the 'romantic' image of Cornwall and learn about the history they didn't teach you at school! This event is ideal for people thinking about getting into Higher Education, or changing direction with a new qualification. The day will include a tour of the clay works and a session on the site's…

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March 2019

St Piran’s Day Celebrations

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us on Saturday 9 March, 10am - 4pm, to celebrate all things Cornish! Entry is £2.00 per person, or £7.50 including a Crib Stack Tea. Take part in our making, baking, brewing and photography competitions to win a cream tea for two, or just join in with some singing! Also enjoy a children’s arts and crafts table, gin tasting from ‘On the Rocks’ or beer tasting from St Austell Brewery. Click here for more information, email info@wheal-martyn.com or call 01726…

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Museum Club – STEM the flow

March 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

NEW Museum Club for 2019! Read more here.  Saturday 16th March - 2.00pm - 4.00pm STEM the Flow Join our hands on science activities exploring ‘journeys’ around the museum and grounds.  Hear from STEM Ambassadors about intriguing science on our door step. For young people from 5 to 16 and their families. 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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Relaxed Opening

March 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

If you prefer to enjoy the museum at a quieter pace, why not come along to our first Relaxed Opening on Saturday 16 March, 16.00 – 17.30.  These sessions are especially suited to people with autism, anxiety and associated conditions. Have fun with object handling, activities and trails. Why not try out our new sensory backpacks, ear defenders, easy read guides and visual stories which are all available from our reception. If you would like help planning your visit, please…

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