Memory Cafe

Wheal Martyn’s monthly Memory Café offers help, support and information for people affected by memory problems in a relaxed and informal setting.

The café operates on a ‘drop-in’ basis on the second Monday of every month between 2.00pm and 4.00pm and donations towards the sessions would be gratefully received.

Each month, attendees can enjoy activities such as arts and crafts and nature walks, or can just come along for a friendly chat and reminisce with a cuppa.

Sue Ford, Museum Manager, said: “Wheal Martyn is a hub for the local community and we want everyone to feel welcome and make the most of the facilities that we have to offer.”

Memory Cafes now exist throughout the UK and are run by trained volunteers. All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you at Wheal Martyn.

For more information contact Sue Ford, Wheal Martyn Manager, on 01726 850362 or email

Arts and Crafts for Health

This group runs weekly on Tuesdays, from 10.30am – 12.30pm (this may vary in school holiday periods).

There will be three main activities on offer every week:

-Bring your own craft – this activity is free and will give you the option to work on your own project with support from our coordinator.

-Tangles (doodle line drawing) or card making – this activity is free and will vary depending on the season. Learn how to make beautiful designs and creations.

-Various activities which will be charged to cover the cost of materials. These will vary from ceramic painting, felt work and sessions with guest crafters leading activities from time to time.

Wheal Martyn are offering participants 20% discount in the café on the day of activities (Tuesday). Participants will also be entitled to purchase a yearly admission ticket to Wheal Martyn for £6.50 per adult and £5.50 per child.

Location: Atrium at Wheal Martyn (main entrance)

Price: Some activities will be free, but there will also be an option to partake in a paid activity.

Community Garden Project

Make your mark at Wheal Martyn!

Become part of a team which creates a new garden at Wheal Martyn. Don’t worry if you are new to gardening, as an instructor will be on hand to help you develop your skills.

This six week project aims to be accessible for all participants and is ideal for those who usually struggle with gardening due to health conditions. These sessions are particularly aimed at those with mental or physical health difficulties.

First session: Wednesday 26 February, 2pm – 4pm

For further information, contact Nikita Brown:

01726 850362,

Memory cafe session is being run by Nature's Kitchen in St Austell.