Wheal Martyn Clay Works offers Heritage Building Skills Training

Wheal Martyn Clay Works are offering practical training in skills used in the preservation and maintenance of historic buildings.  There are currently two-day courses on offer in lime mortaring and carpentry; the Carpentry and Joinery course will be delivered at Cornwall College, St. Austell campus on 17 – 18 April 2019, while 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.

The training is being offered as part of the museum’s Clay Works project, with the support of funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Historic England, Cornwall Heritage Trust and a range of other funders.  For those wishing to hone their skills further, Wheal Martyn will be offering practical volunteering opportunities over the next three years which will give people the chance to develop their skills further, whilst helping to preserve the historic structures at the museum.

Lime mortaring – The aim of the training is to enable the participants to gain the knowledge underpinning the application of lime mortar to historic buildings and structures.

Carpentry – The aim of the training is to enable the restoration of various timber buildings and structures around historic sites. Training will include instruction on the difference between restoration and renovation.

See the poster here.

Participants will undertake a full health and safety briefing before commencing the training.  For further information, please contact Julia Orchard on 01726 850362 or jorchard@wheal-martyn.com. Booking essential.

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