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April 2019

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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Clay Faces in the Woods

April 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

If you go down to Wheal Martyn’s woods, 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 the family, costing only…

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Easter Bunny Headbands

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

Get creative and fashion your own Easter bunny headbands! Drop in between 10.00am - 4.00pm. Just 50p.    

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Easter Bunny Headbands

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

Get creative and fashion your own Easter bunny headbands! Drop in between 10.00am – 4.00pm. Just 50p.

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Easter Bunny Headbands

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

Get creative and fashion your own Easter bunny headbands! Drop in between 10.00am – 4.00pm. Just 50p.

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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, owls to get up close to, pottery painting, Badger Forest School, and Cornwall College 'Stories from a suitcase' 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

Sensory Garden Project

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Make your mark at Wheal Martyn! Become part of a team which creates a new sensory garden at Wheal Martyn. Don’t worry if you are new to gardening, as Heaven Scent, Cornwall College Road to Wellbeing, will be on hand to help participants develop their horticulture skills. This programme is aimed at those living with mental illness, giving them the opportunity to develop their confidence and skills in a safe and friendly environment. First Session: Wednesday 1 May, 12pm to…

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Heritage Building Skills Training

May 15 @ 9:00 am - May 16 @ 5:00 pm

Wheal Martyn Clay Works are offering practical training in skills used in the preservation and maintenance of historic buildings. The Lime Mortaring course will involve working on buildings within the Scheduled Ancient Monument at Wheal Martyn Clay Works from 15 – 16 May 2019. Each day will run from 9.00am to approximately 4.30 – 5.00pm. See the poster here. For more information, click here.

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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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