August 2021

Following our success in joining this year’s New Wave Project with Heritage Open Days we have been planning a special event for the community.  We are excited to announce Wheal Martyn Clay Works Heritage Open Days Festival on Saturday 18 September!

The FREE festival will celebrate environmental sustainability through our fantastic local history and culture. All our visitors will be able to explore our beautiful woodland site and historic clay works, and join a packed day of activities, tours, talks, workshops, music, food and more!

We will have an array of activities spread over our large outdoor site, giving you a chance to explore the unique heritage setting over the whole day. You will find workshops, walks, talks, craft activities, dance performances, VR experiences, live music, food, local stalls and much more!

Gemma Martin, Education Officer at Wheal Martyn, is leading this event through the New Wave project which is focused around working with young adults to produce innovative, high quality events that push the boundaries of what people expect of Heritage Open Days.

“We are really excited about our Heritage Open Days Festival!  Our Focus Group of young people have created a fantastically full day where visitors will be able to try out activities throughout the whole day, from foraging and pasty crimping, to expanding the mind with dance, specialist talks and storytelling!  We are so lucky to have such a large, outdoor site to welcome everyone for the day.”

New Wave is a project by Heritage Open Days, which is coordinated nationally by the National Trust and supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

For more details about what you will find at the festival and to book your free ticket, click here.

Booking is advisable.  You can turn up on the day but you may have to wait a short while. Some workshops are on at specific times and we advise you to sign up to a time slot on your arrival.