8 February 2023

A new activity programme begins at Wheal Martyn this February half term, including a variety of creative, drop-in, nature-based activities. Families can explore the museum’s current exhibition, extensive woodlands and cosy café.

The activities begin on Saturday 11 February with the ‘loving nature trail’, available all week until Sunday 19 February. Follow the trail to discover the variety of plants and animals that call the museum home, and find out more about these species which make the historic grounds so special.

From Monday 13 February – Friday 17 February, celebrate nature with making, creating, painting and clay play. Activities range from making an animal out of clay, to painting a model or decorating a bug house.

Sian Powell, Exhibition and Engagement Officer, said: “We are excited to offer activities this half term which will enable families to engage with the wildlife and nature around our museum. Despite its industrial theme of china clay mining, animals and plants are an important part of our historic grounds and should be celebrated – particularly following post-mining efforts to re-green the landscape.”

In the Roger Preston Gallery, the temporary exhibition ‘The Beautifully Mundane’ is well worth a viewing. The collection of Cornish photographs by Michael Redmond depicts the beauty in the ordinary, including text in both English and Cornish.

The welcoming café (free to enter) is open daily serving tasty Cornish treats, and the 26 acres of outdoor space and woodlands are an ideal spot for dog walking. Entry for Cornwall residents is discounted until Friday 31 March with the Cornwall Residents Pass offer.