Diary of a Trainee Curator Vlogs

Episode 1: Exploring the archives at Wheal Martyn After a busy three weeks of induction and training, Si begins to prepare for his first ever museum exhibition focusing on stories from Clay Country Villages. Here we see him unearthing some of the more unusual stories from the extensive archives at Wheal Martyn Clay Works. Episode […]

Magical Lantern Trail at Wheal Martyn with Badger Forest School

Join us from 4pm – 6pm on Friday 14th December at Wheal Martyn for a magical, Christmas lantern trail around the atmospheric grounds with Badger Forest School. Decorate a jam jar lantern and take part in some festive crafts, before setting off around the site at Wheal Martyn, taking in all the delights of the […]

Si Durrant – My role as Curatorial Intern

My role at Wheal Martyn primarily involves assisting Jo (the Curator) and Nikita (Exhibition and Engagement Officer) with unlocking stories from the collections and archives held at Wheal Martyn.  As a Trainee Curator, I will also be gaining valuable on-the-job experience and attending training sessions at partner museums across Cornwall. I have just started my […]

Dance Resonates at Wheal Martyn

For two days in October, Wheal Martyn moved to a very different rhythm.  Dancers of all abilities and ages took part in dance workshops exploring Wheal Martyn clay works.  The activities took place in the beautiful grounds, using creative dance to respond to the landscape, heritage, artefacts and buildings from the clay industry, past and […]