What's On

Thursday, August 05, 2021

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Kurt Jackson Exhibition - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    We are delighted to present an exhibition by contemporary artist Kurt Jackson, influenced by his time at Littlejohns China Clay Works. Kurt’s work is fuelled by a long standing interest in Cornwall’s extractive industry and its role in shaping the physical landscape, culture and heritage of the county. Kurt worked in situ, observing the workers in the pit as they extracted and transported the china clay in an extraordinary manmade landscape. The exhibition includes new mixed media paintings, from huge tarpaulin-sized canvases to small intimate studies. The subject matter ranges from the ‘washing’ of the clay with high pressure monitors, to the blasting of the rock and breaking and transportation.

    Find out more about this exhibition here.

    Free (normal museum admission applies). 

    Pre-booking is required. 

  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Into the Deep Blue - National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Prepare for another dazzling spectacle as the acclaimed aerial dance company, Yskynna, take to the sky. Set amongst the Flying Flotilla, Yskynna bring to life sea creatures with dance, music and storytelling. Meet a mermaid as she swims and dives amongst the flying flotilla and bump into an anglerfish as it scuttles around the building.

    Exact dates and times of performances to be confirmed.

  • Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Bug and Butterfly Quest - Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Join our ‘Bug and Butterfly Quest’ a fun way to explore the amazing world of insect life. Search for clues around Paradise Park to learn about colourful butterflies, barmy bugs and creepy insects and claim your reward.

  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Heritage Boat Charters - National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Hop aboard a boating gem and see a different view of Falmouth with a Heritage Boat Tour. Complete with a knowledgeable guide uncover more about the town’s fascinating maritime history, drink in the breathtaking views and discover a different way to explore the Cornish coastline.

    For more information and booking, visit nmmc.co.uk or call 01326 313388

  • Eden Project

    Summer of Celebration - Eden Project

    Summer of Celebration

    19 July – 5 September 2021

    Free with Eden admission / Locals' Pass / Membership; pre-booking essential

    Join us for a summer celebration of pop-up performance and theatre – from carnival and parkour, to storytelling and dance – inspired by Eden’s unique setting.

    Eden's gardens will provide a stunning backdrop to amazing performances throughout the summer, including storytelling, dance, theatre, carnival, parkour and more.

    Get a taste of what's planned so far on our website, and keep checking back for the latest details over the coming weeks...

    Plus, there'll be a series of pop-up performances across site – these, by their very nature, will not be scheduled beforehand. Will you be one of the lucky visitors who catches one?

    Tickets are on sale now, right up until 5 September.

    Our Summer of Celebration event is included in the price of admission, Membership or your Locals' Pass although additional charges apply for some performances.

    Timed entry slots must be pre-booked prior to your visit.

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Paint a Bug House - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Here at Wheal Martyn, we love to explore nature and protect the local environment. Why not help us by decorating your own bug house for your garden. What type of colours and designs do you think the bugs in your garden will like? Buzz buzz.

    Dates: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 17th, 18th and 19th August

    No need to book, just drop in to our Learning Space.

    Time: 10:30-16:00

    Price: £3.00 per bug house (in addition to normal admission fee)

    Contact: engagementofficer@wheal-martyn.com with any queries.

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Clay and Nature (every Sat and Sun) - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    What can you make from a portion of clay using the outdoor site at Wheal Martyn?  A face, a figure...anything!  Don't forget to forage for stones, feathers, fallen flowers and anything else to add to your creation.

    Time: Normal opening hours. Pick up clay from reception on arrival.

    Price: 50p per clay portion

    Contact: engagementofficer@wheal-martyn.com with any queries.

Friday, August 06, 2021

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Kurt Jackson Exhibition - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    We are delighted to present an exhibition by contemporary artist Kurt Jackson, influenced by his time at Littlejohns China Clay Works. Kurt’s work is fuelled by a long standing interest in Cornwall’s extractive industry and its role in shaping the physical landscape, culture and heritage of the county. Kurt worked in situ, observing the workers in the pit as they extracted and transported the china clay in an extraordinary manmade landscape. The exhibition includes new mixed media paintings, from huge tarpaulin-sized canvases to small intimate studies. The subject matter ranges from the ‘washing’ of the clay with high pressure monitors, to the blasting of the rock and breaking and transportation.

    Find out more about this exhibition here.

    Free (normal museum admission applies). 

    Pre-booking is required. 

  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Into the Deep Blue - National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Prepare for another dazzling spectacle as the acclaimed aerial dance company, Yskynna, take to the sky. Set amongst the Flying Flotilla, Yskynna bring to life sea creatures with dance, music and storytelling. Meet a mermaid as she swims and dives amongst the flying flotilla and bump into an anglerfish as it scuttles around the building.

    Exact dates and times of performances to be confirmed.

  • Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Bug and Butterfly Quest - Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Join our ‘Bug and Butterfly Quest’ a fun way to explore the amazing world of insect life. Search for clues around Paradise Park to learn about colourful butterflies, barmy bugs and creepy insects and claim your reward.

  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Heritage Boat Charters - National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Hop aboard a boating gem and see a different view of Falmouth with a Heritage Boat Tour. Complete with a knowledgeable guide uncover more about the town’s fascinating maritime history, drink in the breathtaking views and discover a different way to explore the Cornish coastline.

    For more information and booking, visit nmmc.co.uk or call 01326 313388

  • Eden Project

    Summer of Celebration - Eden Project

    Summer of Celebration

    19 July – 5 September 2021

    Free with Eden admission / Locals' Pass / Membership; pre-booking essential

    Join us for a summer celebration of pop-up performance and theatre – from carnival and parkour, to storytelling and dance – inspired by Eden’s unique setting.

    Eden's gardens will provide a stunning backdrop to amazing performances throughout the summer, including storytelling, dance, theatre, carnival, parkour and more.

    Get a taste of what's planned so far on our website, and keep checking back for the latest details over the coming weeks...

    Plus, there'll be a series of pop-up performances across site – these, by their very nature, will not be scheduled beforehand. Will you be one of the lucky visitors who catches one?

    Tickets are on sale now, right up until 5 September.

    Our Summer of Celebration event is included in the price of admission, Membership or your Locals' Pass although additional charges apply for some performances.

    Timed entry slots must be pre-booked prior to your visit.

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    NOVA Festival: Haydn and Mendelssohn Friday - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Join us for an evening of pioneering masterworks in the heart of industrial Cornwall including Haydn’s genre defining early and late quartet writing and Mendelssohn’s prodigious teenage genius.

    Violins: Leon Human, Elena Sidman
    Viola: Jake Montgomery-Smith
    Cello: Joseph Barker 

    Please book concert tickets via Nova Festival on Eventbrite (www.eventbrite.com/o/nova-festival-33315176137)

    Wheal Martyn will be offering a 2 course pre-show supper, meat and vegetarian options available, for £15.95 in the café at 6pm (pre-booked only) and the bar will be open for refreshments. Please pre-book the supper with Wheal Martyn.

    Times: Concert 19:00 - 21:00  Dinner 18:00
    Price: Adults £15, Under 18s £6
    Contact: info@wheal-martyn.com 

     

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Clay and Nature (every Sat and Sun) - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    What can you make from a portion of clay using the outdoor site at Wheal Martyn?  A face, a figure...anything!  Don't forget to forage for stones, feathers, fallen flowers and anything else to add to your creation.

    Time: Normal opening hours. Pick up clay from reception on arrival.

    Price: 50p per clay portion

    Contact: engagementofficer@wheal-martyn.com with any queries.

Saturday, August 07, 2021

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Kurt Jackson Exhibition - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    We are delighted to present an exhibition by contemporary artist Kurt Jackson, influenced by his time at Littlejohns China Clay Works. Kurt’s work is fuelled by a long standing interest in Cornwall’s extractive industry and its role in shaping the physical landscape, culture and heritage of the county. Kurt worked in situ, observing the workers in the pit as they extracted and transported the china clay in an extraordinary manmade landscape. The exhibition includes new mixed media paintings, from huge tarpaulin-sized canvases to small intimate studies. The subject matter ranges from the ‘washing’ of the clay with high pressure monitors, to the blasting of the rock and breaking and transportation.

    Find out more about this exhibition here.

    Free (normal museum admission applies). 

    Pre-booking is required. 

  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Into the Deep Blue - National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Prepare for another dazzling spectacle as the acclaimed aerial dance company, Yskynna, take to the sky. Set amongst the Flying Flotilla, Yskynna bring to life sea creatures with dance, music and storytelling. Meet a mermaid as she swims and dives amongst the flying flotilla and bump into an anglerfish as it scuttles around the building.

    Exact dates and times of performances to be confirmed.

  • Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Bug and Butterfly Quest - Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Join our ‘Bug and Butterfly Quest’ a fun way to explore the amazing world of insect life. Search for clues around Paradise Park to learn about colourful butterflies, barmy bugs and creepy insects and claim your reward.

  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Heritage Boat Charters - National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Hop aboard a boating gem and see a different view of Falmouth with a Heritage Boat Tour. Complete with a knowledgeable guide uncover more about the town’s fascinating maritime history, drink in the breathtaking views and discover a different way to explore the Cornish coastline.

    For more information and booking, visit nmmc.co.uk or call 01326 313388

  • Eden Project

    Summer of Celebration - Eden Project

    Summer of Celebration

    19 July – 5 September 2021

    Free with Eden admission / Locals' Pass / Membership; pre-booking essential

    Join us for a summer celebration of pop-up performance and theatre – from carnival and parkour, to storytelling and dance – inspired by Eden’s unique setting.

    Eden's gardens will provide a stunning backdrop to amazing performances throughout the summer, including storytelling, dance, theatre, carnival, parkour and more.

    Get a taste of what's planned so far on our website, and keep checking back for the latest details over the coming weeks...

    Plus, there'll be a series of pop-up performances across site – these, by their very nature, will not be scheduled beforehand. Will you be one of the lucky visitors who catches one?

    Tickets are on sale now, right up until 5 September.

    Our Summer of Celebration event is included in the price of admission, Membership or your Locals' Pass although additional charges apply for some performances.

    Timed entry slots must be pre-booked prior to your visit.

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    NOVA Festival: Trio Saturday - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Join us for an evening of classic string trio repertoire, in the middle of post-industrial Cornwall, mixing classical elegance with progressive 20th century harmony, and starring Mozart’s warm-hearted horn quintet. 

    Violin: Elena Sidman
    Violas: Jake Montgomery-Smith, Rosanna Rowe
    Cello: Joseph Barker
    French Horn: Cathryn Nuta 

    Additional details: Please book concert tickets via Nova Festival on Eventbrite (www.eventbrite.com/o/nova-festival-33315176137)

    Wheal Martyn will be offering a 2 course pre-show supper, meat and vegetarian options available, for £15.95 in the café at 6pm (pre-booked only) and the bar will be open for refreshments. Please pre-book the supper with Wheal Martyn.

    Time: Concert at 19:00 - 21:00  Dinner at 18:00
    Price: Adults £15, Under 18s £6
    Contact: info@wheal-martyn.com 

     

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Clay and Nature (every Sat and Sun) - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    What can you make from a portion of clay using the outdoor site at Wheal Martyn?  A face, a figure...anything!  Don't forget to forage for stones, feathers, fallen flowers and anything else to add to your creation.

    Time: Normal opening hours. Pick up clay from reception on arrival.

    Price: 50p per clay portion

    Contact: engagementofficer@wheal-martyn.com with any queries.

Sunday, August 08, 2021

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Kurt Jackson Exhibition - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    We are delighted to present an exhibition by contemporary artist Kurt Jackson, influenced by his time at Littlejohns China Clay Works. Kurt’s work is fuelled by a long standing interest in Cornwall’s extractive industry and its role in shaping the physical landscape, culture and heritage of the county. Kurt worked in situ, observing the workers in the pit as they extracted and transported the china clay in an extraordinary manmade landscape. The exhibition includes new mixed media paintings, from huge tarpaulin-sized canvases to small intimate studies. The subject matter ranges from the ‘washing’ of the clay with high pressure monitors, to the blasting of the rock and breaking and transportation.

    Find out more about this exhibition here.

    Free (normal museum admission applies). 

    Pre-booking is required. 

  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Into the Deep Blue - National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Prepare for another dazzling spectacle as the acclaimed aerial dance company, Yskynna, take to the sky. Set amongst the Flying Flotilla, Yskynna bring to life sea creatures with dance, music and storytelling. Meet a mermaid as she swims and dives amongst the flying flotilla and bump into an anglerfish as it scuttles around the building.

    Exact dates and times of performances to be confirmed.

  • Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Bug and Butterfly Quest - Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Join our ‘Bug and Butterfly Quest’ a fun way to explore the amazing world of insect life. Search for clues around Paradise Park to learn about colourful butterflies, barmy bugs and creepy insects and claim your reward.

  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Heritage Boat Charters - National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Hop aboard a boating gem and see a different view of Falmouth with a Heritage Boat Tour. Complete with a knowledgeable guide uncover more about the town’s fascinating maritime history, drink in the breathtaking views and discover a different way to explore the Cornish coastline.

    For more information and booking, visit nmmc.co.uk or call 01326 313388

  • Eden Project

    Summer of Celebration - Eden Project

    Summer of Celebration

    19 July – 5 September 2021

    Free with Eden admission / Locals' Pass / Membership; pre-booking essential

    Join us for a summer celebration of pop-up performance and theatre – from carnival and parkour, to storytelling and dance – inspired by Eden’s unique setting.

    Eden's gardens will provide a stunning backdrop to amazing performances throughout the summer, including storytelling, dance, theatre, carnival, parkour and more.

    Get a taste of what's planned so far on our website, and keep checking back for the latest details over the coming weeks...

    Plus, there'll be a series of pop-up performances across site – these, by their very nature, will not be scheduled beforehand. Will you be one of the lucky visitors who catches one?

    Tickets are on sale now, right up until 5 September.

    Our Summer of Celebration event is included in the price of admission, Membership or your Locals' Pass although additional charges apply for some performances.

    Timed entry slots must be pre-booked prior to your visit.

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Clay and Nature (every Sat and Sun) - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    What can you make from a portion of clay using the outdoor site at Wheal Martyn?  A face, a figure...anything!  Don't forget to forage for stones, feathers, fallen flowers and anything else to add to your creation.

    Time: Normal opening hours. Pick up clay from reception on arrival.

    Price: 50p per clay portion

    Contact: engagementofficer@wheal-martyn.com with any queries.

Monday, August 09, 2021

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Kurt Jackson Exhibition - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    We are delighted to present an exhibition by contemporary artist Kurt Jackson, influenced by his time at Littlejohns China Clay Works. Kurt’s work is fuelled by a long standing interest in Cornwall’s extractive industry and its role in shaping the physical landscape, culture and heritage of the county. Kurt worked in situ, observing the workers in the pit as they extracted and transported the china clay in an extraordinary manmade landscape. The exhibition includes new mixed media paintings, from huge tarpaulin-sized canvases to small intimate studies. The subject matter ranges from the ‘washing’ of the clay with high pressure monitors, to the blasting of the rock and breaking and transportation.

    Find out more about this exhibition here.

    Free (normal museum admission applies). 

    Pre-booking is required. 

  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Into the Deep Blue - National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Prepare for another dazzling spectacle as the acclaimed aerial dance company, Yskynna, take to the sky. Set amongst the Flying Flotilla, Yskynna bring to life sea creatures with dance, music and storytelling. Meet a mermaid as she swims and dives amongst the flying flotilla and bump into an anglerfish as it scuttles around the building.

    Exact dates and times of performances to be confirmed.

  • Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Bug and Butterfly Quest - Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Join our ‘Bug and Butterfly Quest’ a fun way to explore the amazing world of insect life. Search for clues around Paradise Park to learn about colourful butterflies, barmy bugs and creepy insects and claim your reward.

  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Heritage Boat Charters - National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Hop aboard a boating gem and see a different view of Falmouth with a Heritage Boat Tour. Complete with a knowledgeable guide uncover more about the town’s fascinating maritime history, drink in the breathtaking views and discover a different way to explore the Cornish coastline.

    For more information and booking, visit nmmc.co.uk or call 01326 313388

  • Eden Project

    Summer of Celebration - Eden Project

    Summer of Celebration

    19 July – 5 September 2021

    Free with Eden admission / Locals' Pass / Membership; pre-booking essential

    Join us for a summer celebration of pop-up performance and theatre – from carnival and parkour, to storytelling and dance – inspired by Eden’s unique setting.

    Eden's gardens will provide a stunning backdrop to amazing performances throughout the summer, including storytelling, dance, theatre, carnival, parkour and more.

    Get a taste of what's planned so far on our website, and keep checking back for the latest details over the coming weeks...

    Plus, there'll be a series of pop-up performances across site – these, by their very nature, will not be scheduled beforehand. Will you be one of the lucky visitors who catches one?

    Tickets are on sale now, right up until 5 September.

    Our Summer of Celebration event is included in the price of admission, Membership or your Locals' Pass although additional charges apply for some performances.

    Timed entry slots must be pre-booked prior to your visit.

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Clay and Nature (every Sat and Sun) - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    What can you make from a portion of clay using the outdoor site at Wheal Martyn?  A face, a figure...anything!  Don't forget to forage for stones, feathers, fallen flowers and anything else to add to your creation.

    Time: Normal opening hours. Pick up clay from reception on arrival.

    Price: 50p per clay portion

    Contact: engagementofficer@wheal-martyn.com with any queries.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Kurt Jackson Exhibition - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    We are delighted to present an exhibition by contemporary artist Kurt Jackson, influenced by his time at Littlejohns China Clay Works. Kurt’s work is fuelled by a long standing interest in Cornwall’s extractive industry and its role in shaping the physical landscape, culture and heritage of the county. Kurt worked in situ, observing the workers in the pit as they extracted and transported the china clay in an extraordinary manmade landscape. The exhibition includes new mixed media paintings, from huge tarpaulin-sized canvases to small intimate studies. The subject matter ranges from the ‘washing’ of the clay with high pressure monitors, to the blasting of the rock and breaking and transportation.

    Find out more about this exhibition here.

    Free (normal museum admission applies). 

    Pre-booking is required. 

  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Into the Deep Blue - National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Prepare for another dazzling spectacle as the acclaimed aerial dance company, Yskynna, take to the sky. Set amongst the Flying Flotilla, Yskynna bring to life sea creatures with dance, music and storytelling. Meet a mermaid as she swims and dives amongst the flying flotilla and bump into an anglerfish as it scuttles around the building.

    Exact dates and times of performances to be confirmed.

  • Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Bug and Butterfly Quest - Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Join our ‘Bug and Butterfly Quest’ a fun way to explore the amazing world of insect life. Search for clues around Paradise Park to learn about colourful butterflies, barmy bugs and creepy insects and claim your reward.

  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Heritage Boat Charters - National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Hop aboard a boating gem and see a different view of Falmouth with a Heritage Boat Tour. Complete with a knowledgeable guide uncover more about the town’s fascinating maritime history, drink in the breathtaking views and discover a different way to explore the Cornish coastline.

    For more information and booking, visit nmmc.co.uk or call 01326 313388

  • Eden Project

    Summer of Celebration - Eden Project

    Summer of Celebration

    19 July – 5 September 2021

    Free with Eden admission / Locals' Pass / Membership; pre-booking essential

    Join us for a summer celebration of pop-up performance and theatre – from carnival and parkour, to storytelling and dance – inspired by Eden’s unique setting.

    Eden's gardens will provide a stunning backdrop to amazing performances throughout the summer, including storytelling, dance, theatre, carnival, parkour and more.

    Get a taste of what's planned so far on our website, and keep checking back for the latest details over the coming weeks...

    Plus, there'll be a series of pop-up performances across site – these, by their very nature, will not be scheduled beforehand. Will you be one of the lucky visitors who catches one?

    Tickets are on sale now, right up until 5 September.

    Our Summer of Celebration event is included in the price of admission, Membership or your Locals' Pass although additional charges apply for some performances.

    Timed entry slots must be pre-booked prior to your visit.

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Clay Piskie Artist Demonstration - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Bucca-hidden Performance Workshops 
    Dates: 3rd, 10th and 17th August 

    Local ceramic artist Zenna Tagney will be on site creating a gang of clay piskies - 'Buccawidden' - made from porcelain with local china clay. You can watch them being made in situ at Wheal Martyn and find them hidden away in nooks and crannies across Wheal Martyn from the 1st of September. 

    'Bucca' is a very old Cornish word meaning 'spirit’. Folklorist William Bottrell collected stories about the good spirits “Bucka Gwidden” 'gwidden' meaning white in the 1890s. 
    In more recent times, the 'white' of their name has led to Buccawidden being associated, through plays and stories, with China clay, the 'white gold' of Clay Country.

    No need to book, Zenna will be making the piskies in situ so drop by, have a look and ask questions!

    Time: 10am-3pm
    Contact: engagementofficer@wheal-martyn.com 

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Clay and Nature (every Sat and Sun) - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    What can you make from a portion of clay using the outdoor site at Wheal Martyn?  A face, a figure...anything!  Don't forget to forage for stones, feathers, fallen flowers and anything else to add to your creation.

    Time: Normal opening hours. Pick up clay from reception on arrival.

    Price: 50p per clay portion

    Contact: engagementofficer@wheal-martyn.com with any queries.

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Pottery Painting - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    This summer, join us at Wheal Martyn in discovering the beautiful creations artists make out of Cornish china clay. Feeling inspired? Why not paint your own ceramic to take home with you? Choose from bird feeders, tea lights, egg cups and so much more. A perfect Wheal Martyn memento for all of the family. 

    Dates: 10th, 11th and 12th August.

    No need to book, just drop in to our Learning Space. All ages welcome.

    Time: 10.30-16.00

    Price: £1 to £3.50 to pay for the cost of ceramics (in addition to normal admission fee).

    Contact: engagementofficer@wheal-martyn.com

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Kurt Jackson Exhibition - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    We are delighted to present an exhibition by contemporary artist Kurt Jackson, influenced by his time at Littlejohns China Clay Works. Kurt’s work is fuelled by a long standing interest in Cornwall’s extractive industry and its role in shaping the physical landscape, culture and heritage of the county. Kurt worked in situ, observing the workers in the pit as they extracted and transported the china clay in an extraordinary manmade landscape. The exhibition includes new mixed media paintings, from huge tarpaulin-sized canvases to small intimate studies. The subject matter ranges from the ‘washing’ of the clay with high pressure monitors, to the blasting of the rock and breaking and transportation.

    Find out more about this exhibition here.

    Free (normal museum admission applies). 

    Pre-booking is required. 

  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Into the Deep Blue - National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Prepare for another dazzling spectacle as the acclaimed aerial dance company, Yskynna, take to the sky. Set amongst the Flying Flotilla, Yskynna bring to life sea creatures with dance, music and storytelling. Meet a mermaid as she swims and dives amongst the flying flotilla and bump into an anglerfish as it scuttles around the building.

    Exact dates and times of performances to be confirmed.

  • Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Bug and Butterfly Quest - Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Join our ‘Bug and Butterfly Quest’ a fun way to explore the amazing world of insect life. Search for clues around Paradise Park to learn about colourful butterflies, barmy bugs and creepy insects and claim your reward.

  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Heritage Boat Charters - National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Hop aboard a boating gem and see a different view of Falmouth with a Heritage Boat Tour. Complete with a knowledgeable guide uncover more about the town’s fascinating maritime history, drink in the breathtaking views and discover a different way to explore the Cornish coastline.

    For more information and booking, visit nmmc.co.uk or call 01326 313388

  • Eden Project

    Summer of Celebration - Eden Project

    Summer of Celebration

    19 July – 5 September 2021

    Free with Eden admission / Locals' Pass / Membership; pre-booking essential

    Join us for a summer celebration of pop-up performance and theatre – from carnival and parkour, to storytelling and dance – inspired by Eden’s unique setting.

    Eden's gardens will provide a stunning backdrop to amazing performances throughout the summer, including storytelling, dance, theatre, carnival, parkour and more.

    Get a taste of what's planned so far on our website, and keep checking back for the latest details over the coming weeks...

    Plus, there'll be a series of pop-up performances across site – these, by their very nature, will not be scheduled beforehand. Will you be one of the lucky visitors who catches one?

    Tickets are on sale now, right up until 5 September.

    Our Summer of Celebration event is included in the price of admission, Membership or your Locals' Pass although additional charges apply for some performances.

    Timed entry slots must be pre-booked prior to your visit.

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Clay and Nature (every Sat and Sun) - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    What can you make from a portion of clay using the outdoor site at Wheal Martyn?  A face, a figure...anything!  Don't forget to forage for stones, feathers, fallen flowers and anything else to add to your creation.

    Time: Normal opening hours. Pick up clay from reception on arrival.

    Price: 50p per clay portion

    Contact: engagementofficer@wheal-martyn.com with any queries.

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Pottery Painting - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    This summer, join us at Wheal Martyn in discovering the beautiful creations artists make out of Cornish china clay. Feeling inspired? Why not paint your own ceramic to take home with you? Choose from bird feeders, tea lights, egg cups and so much more. A perfect Wheal Martyn memento for all of the family. 

    Dates: 10th, 11th and 12th August.

    No need to book, just drop in to our Learning Space. All ages welcome.

    Time: 10.30-16.00

    Price: £1 to £3.50 to pay for the cost of ceramics (in addition to normal admission fee).

    Contact: engagementofficer@wheal-martyn.com

Thursday, August 12, 2021

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Kurt Jackson Exhibition - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    We are delighted to present an exhibition by contemporary artist Kurt Jackson, influenced by his time at Littlejohns China Clay Works. Kurt’s work is fuelled by a long standing interest in Cornwall’s extractive industry and its role in shaping the physical landscape, culture and heritage of the county. Kurt worked in situ, observing the workers in the pit as they extracted and transported the china clay in an extraordinary manmade landscape. The exhibition includes new mixed media paintings, from huge tarpaulin-sized canvases to small intimate studies. The subject matter ranges from the ‘washing’ of the clay with high pressure monitors, to the blasting of the rock and breaking and transportation.

    Find out more about this exhibition here.

    Free (normal museum admission applies). 

    Pre-booking is required. 

  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Into the Deep Blue - National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Prepare for another dazzling spectacle as the acclaimed aerial dance company, Yskynna, take to the sky. Set amongst the Flying Flotilla, Yskynna bring to life sea creatures with dance, music and storytelling. Meet a mermaid as she swims and dives amongst the flying flotilla and bump into an anglerfish as it scuttles around the building.

    Exact dates and times of performances to be confirmed.

  • Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Bug and Butterfly Quest - Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Join our ‘Bug and Butterfly Quest’ a fun way to explore the amazing world of insect life. Search for clues around Paradise Park to learn about colourful butterflies, barmy bugs and creepy insects and claim your reward.

  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Heritage Boat Charters - National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Hop aboard a boating gem and see a different view of Falmouth with a Heritage Boat Tour. Complete with a knowledgeable guide uncover more about the town’s fascinating maritime history, drink in the breathtaking views and discover a different way to explore the Cornish coastline.

    For more information and booking, visit nmmc.co.uk or call 01326 313388

  • Eden Project

    Summer of Celebration - Eden Project

    Summer of Celebration

    19 July – 5 September 2021

    Free with Eden admission / Locals' Pass / Membership; pre-booking essential

    Join us for a summer celebration of pop-up performance and theatre – from carnival and parkour, to storytelling and dance – inspired by Eden’s unique setting.

    Eden's gardens will provide a stunning backdrop to amazing performances throughout the summer, including storytelling, dance, theatre, carnival, parkour and more.

    Get a taste of what's planned so far on our website, and keep checking back for the latest details over the coming weeks...

    Plus, there'll be a series of pop-up performances across site – these, by their very nature, will not be scheduled beforehand. Will you be one of the lucky visitors who catches one?

    Tickets are on sale now, right up until 5 September.

    Our Summer of Celebration event is included in the price of admission, Membership or your Locals' Pass although additional charges apply for some performances.

    Timed entry slots must be pre-booked prior to your visit.

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Clay and Nature (every Sat and Sun) - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    What can you make from a portion of clay using the outdoor site at Wheal Martyn?  A face, a figure...anything!  Don't forget to forage for stones, feathers, fallen flowers and anything else to add to your creation.

    Time: Normal opening hours. Pick up clay from reception on arrival.

    Price: 50p per clay portion

    Contact: engagementofficer@wheal-martyn.com with any queries.

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Pottery Painting - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    This summer, join us at Wheal Martyn in discovering the beautiful creations artists make out of Cornish china clay. Feeling inspired? Why not paint your own ceramic to take home with you? Choose from bird feeders, tea lights, egg cups and so much more. A perfect Wheal Martyn memento for all of the family. 

    Dates: 10th, 11th and 12th August.

    No need to book, just drop in to our Learning Space. All ages welcome.

    Time: 10.30-16.00

    Price: £1 to £3.50 to pay for the cost of ceramics (in addition to normal admission fee).

    Contact: engagementofficer@wheal-martyn.com

Friday, August 13, 2021

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Kurt Jackson Exhibition - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    We are delighted to present an exhibition by contemporary artist Kurt Jackson, influenced by his time at Littlejohns China Clay Works. Kurt’s work is fuelled by a long standing interest in Cornwall’s extractive industry and its role in shaping the physical landscape, culture and heritage of the county. Kurt worked in situ, observing the workers in the pit as they extracted and transported the china clay in an extraordinary manmade landscape. The exhibition includes new mixed media paintings, from huge tarpaulin-sized canvases to small intimate studies. The subject matter ranges from the ‘washing’ of the clay with high pressure monitors, to the blasting of the rock and breaking and transportation.

    Find out more about this exhibition here.

    Free (normal museum admission applies). 

    Pre-booking is required. 

  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Into the Deep Blue - National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Prepare for another dazzling spectacle as the acclaimed aerial dance company, Yskynna, take to the sky. Set amongst the Flying Flotilla, Yskynna bring to life sea creatures with dance, music and storytelling. Meet a mermaid as she swims and dives amongst the flying flotilla and bump into an anglerfish as it scuttles around the building.

    Exact dates and times of performances to be confirmed.

  • Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Bug and Butterfly Quest - Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Join our ‘Bug and Butterfly Quest’ a fun way to explore the amazing world of insect life. Search for clues around Paradise Park to learn about colourful butterflies, barmy bugs and creepy insects and claim your reward.

  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Heritage Boat Charters - National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Hop aboard a boating gem and see a different view of Falmouth with a Heritage Boat Tour. Complete with a knowledgeable guide uncover more about the town’s fascinating maritime history, drink in the breathtaking views and discover a different way to explore the Cornish coastline.

    For more information and booking, visit nmmc.co.uk or call 01326 313388

  • Eden Project

    Summer of Celebration - Eden Project

    Summer of Celebration

    19 July – 5 September 2021

    Free with Eden admission / Locals' Pass / Membership; pre-booking essential

    Join us for a summer celebration of pop-up performance and theatre – from carnival and parkour, to storytelling and dance – inspired by Eden’s unique setting.

    Eden's gardens will provide a stunning backdrop to amazing performances throughout the summer, including storytelling, dance, theatre, carnival, parkour and more.

    Get a taste of what's planned so far on our website, and keep checking back for the latest details over the coming weeks...

    Plus, there'll be a series of pop-up performances across site – these, by their very nature, will not be scheduled beforehand. Will you be one of the lucky visitors who catches one?

    Tickets are on sale now, right up until 5 September.

    Our Summer of Celebration event is included in the price of admission, Membership or your Locals' Pass although additional charges apply for some performances.

    Timed entry slots must be pre-booked prior to your visit.

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Clay and Nature (every Sat and Sun) - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    What can you make from a portion of clay using the outdoor site at Wheal Martyn?  A face, a figure...anything!  Don't forget to forage for stones, feathers, fallen flowers and anything else to add to your creation.

    Time: Normal opening hours. Pick up clay from reception on arrival.

    Price: 50p per clay portion

    Contact: engagementofficer@wheal-martyn.com with any queries.

Saturday, August 14, 2021

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Kurt Jackson Exhibition - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    We are delighted to present an exhibition by contemporary artist Kurt Jackson, influenced by his time at Littlejohns China Clay Works. Kurt’s work is fuelled by a long standing interest in Cornwall’s extractive industry and its role in shaping the physical landscape, culture and heritage of the county. Kurt worked in situ, observing the workers in the pit as they extracted and transported the china clay in an extraordinary manmade landscape. The exhibition includes new mixed media paintings, from huge tarpaulin-sized canvases to small intimate studies. The subject matter ranges from the ‘washing’ of the clay with high pressure monitors, to the blasting of the rock and breaking and transportation.

    Find out more about this exhibition here.

    Free (normal museum admission applies). 

    Pre-booking is required. 

  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Into the Deep Blue - National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Prepare for another dazzling spectacle as the acclaimed aerial dance company, Yskynna, take to the sky. Set amongst the Flying Flotilla, Yskynna bring to life sea creatures with dance, music and storytelling. Meet a mermaid as she swims and dives amongst the flying flotilla and bump into an anglerfish as it scuttles around the building.

    Exact dates and times of performances to be confirmed.

  • Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Bug and Butterfly Quest - Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Join our ‘Bug and Butterfly Quest’ a fun way to explore the amazing world of insect life. Search for clues around Paradise Park to learn about colourful butterflies, barmy bugs and creepy insects and claim your reward.

  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Heritage Boat Charters - National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Hop aboard a boating gem and see a different view of Falmouth with a Heritage Boat Tour. Complete with a knowledgeable guide uncover more about the town’s fascinating maritime history, drink in the breathtaking views and discover a different way to explore the Cornish coastline.

    For more information and booking, visit nmmc.co.uk or call 01326 313388

  • Eden Project

    Summer of Celebration - Eden Project

    Summer of Celebration

    19 July – 5 September 2021

    Free with Eden admission / Locals' Pass / Membership; pre-booking essential

    Join us for a summer celebration of pop-up performance and theatre – from carnival and parkour, to storytelling and dance – inspired by Eden’s unique setting.

    Eden's gardens will provide a stunning backdrop to amazing performances throughout the summer, including storytelling, dance, theatre, carnival, parkour and more.

    Get a taste of what's planned so far on our website, and keep checking back for the latest details over the coming weeks...

    Plus, there'll be a series of pop-up performances across site – these, by their very nature, will not be scheduled beforehand. Will you be one of the lucky visitors who catches one?

    Tickets are on sale now, right up until 5 September.

    Our Summer of Celebration event is included in the price of admission, Membership or your Locals' Pass although additional charges apply for some performances.

    Timed entry slots must be pre-booked prior to your visit.

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Clay and Nature (every Sat and Sun) - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    What can you make from a portion of clay using the outdoor site at Wheal Martyn?  A face, a figure...anything!  Don't forget to forage for stones, feathers, fallen flowers and anything else to add to your creation.

    Time: Normal opening hours. Pick up clay from reception on arrival.

    Price: 50p per clay portion

    Contact: engagementofficer@wheal-martyn.com with any queries.

Sunday, August 15, 2021

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Kurt Jackson Exhibition - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    We are delighted to present an exhibition by contemporary artist Kurt Jackson, influenced by his time at Littlejohns China Clay Works. Kurt’s work is fuelled by a long standing interest in Cornwall’s extractive industry and its role in shaping the physical landscape, culture and heritage of the county. Kurt worked in situ, observing the workers in the pit as they extracted and transported the china clay in an extraordinary manmade landscape. The exhibition includes new mixed media paintings, from huge tarpaulin-sized canvases to small intimate studies. The subject matter ranges from the ‘washing’ of the clay with high pressure monitors, to the blasting of the rock and breaking and transportation.

    Find out more about this exhibition here.

    Free (normal museum admission applies). 

    Pre-booking is required. 

  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Into the Deep Blue - National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Prepare for another dazzling spectacle as the acclaimed aerial dance company, Yskynna, take to the sky. Set amongst the Flying Flotilla, Yskynna bring to life sea creatures with dance, music and storytelling. Meet a mermaid as she swims and dives amongst the flying flotilla and bump into an anglerfish as it scuttles around the building.

    Exact dates and times of performances to be confirmed.

  • Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Bug and Butterfly Quest - Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Join our ‘Bug and Butterfly Quest’ a fun way to explore the amazing world of insect life. Search for clues around Paradise Park to learn about colourful butterflies, barmy bugs and creepy insects and claim your reward.

  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Heritage Boat Charters - National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Hop aboard a boating gem and see a different view of Falmouth with a Heritage Boat Tour. Complete with a knowledgeable guide uncover more about the town’s fascinating maritime history, drink in the breathtaking views and discover a different way to explore the Cornish coastline.

    For more information and booking, visit nmmc.co.uk or call 01326 313388

  • Eden Project

    Summer of Celebration - Eden Project

    Summer of Celebration

    19 July – 5 September 2021

    Free with Eden admission / Locals' Pass / Membership; pre-booking essential

    Join us for a summer celebration of pop-up performance and theatre – from carnival and parkour, to storytelling and dance – inspired by Eden’s unique setting.

    Eden's gardens will provide a stunning backdrop to amazing performances throughout the summer, including storytelling, dance, theatre, carnival, parkour and more.

    Get a taste of what's planned so far on our website, and keep checking back for the latest details over the coming weeks...

    Plus, there'll be a series of pop-up performances across site – these, by their very nature, will not be scheduled beforehand. Will you be one of the lucky visitors who catches one?

    Tickets are on sale now, right up until 5 September.

    Our Summer of Celebration event is included in the price of admission, Membership or your Locals' Pass although additional charges apply for some performances.

    Timed entry slots must be pre-booked prior to your visit.

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Clay and Nature (every Sat and Sun) - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    What can you make from a portion of clay using the outdoor site at Wheal Martyn?  A face, a figure...anything!  Don't forget to forage for stones, feathers, fallen flowers and anything else to add to your creation.

    Time: Normal opening hours. Pick up clay from reception on arrival.

    Price: 50p per clay portion

    Contact: engagementofficer@wheal-martyn.com with any queries.

Monday, August 16, 2021

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Kurt Jackson Exhibition - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    We are delighted to present an exhibition by contemporary artist Kurt Jackson, influenced by his time at Littlejohns China Clay Works. Kurt’s work is fuelled by a long standing interest in Cornwall’s extractive industry and its role in shaping the physical landscape, culture and heritage of the county. Kurt worked in situ, observing the workers in the pit as they extracted and transported the china clay in an extraordinary manmade landscape. The exhibition includes new mixed media paintings, from huge tarpaulin-sized canvases to small intimate studies. The subject matter ranges from the ‘washing’ of the clay with high pressure monitors, to the blasting of the rock and breaking and transportation.

    Find out more about this exhibition here.

    Free (normal museum admission applies). 

    Pre-booking is required. 

  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Into the Deep Blue - National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Prepare for another dazzling spectacle as the acclaimed aerial dance company, Yskynna, take to the sky. Set amongst the Flying Flotilla, Yskynna bring to life sea creatures with dance, music and storytelling. Meet a mermaid as she swims and dives amongst the flying flotilla and bump into an anglerfish as it scuttles around the building.

    Exact dates and times of performances to be confirmed.

  • Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Bug and Butterfly Quest - Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Join our ‘Bug and Butterfly Quest’ a fun way to explore the amazing world of insect life. Search for clues around Paradise Park to learn about colourful butterflies, barmy bugs and creepy insects and claim your reward.

  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Heritage Boat Charters - National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Hop aboard a boating gem and see a different view of Falmouth with a Heritage Boat Tour. Complete with a knowledgeable guide uncover more about the town’s fascinating maritime history, drink in the breathtaking views and discover a different way to explore the Cornish coastline.

    For more information and booking, visit nmmc.co.uk or call 01326 313388

  • Eden Project

    Summer of Celebration - Eden Project

    Summer of Celebration

    19 July – 5 September 2021

    Free with Eden admission / Locals' Pass / Membership; pre-booking essential

    Join us for a summer celebration of pop-up performance and theatre – from carnival and parkour, to storytelling and dance – inspired by Eden’s unique setting.

    Eden's gardens will provide a stunning backdrop to amazing performances throughout the summer, including storytelling, dance, theatre, carnival, parkour and more.

    Get a taste of what's planned so far on our website, and keep checking back for the latest details over the coming weeks...

    Plus, there'll be a series of pop-up performances across site – these, by their very nature, will not be scheduled beforehand. Will you be one of the lucky visitors who catches one?

    Tickets are on sale now, right up until 5 September.

    Our Summer of Celebration event is included in the price of admission, Membership or your Locals' Pass although additional charges apply for some performances.

    Timed entry slots must be pre-booked prior to your visit.

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Family Forest School Activities - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Monday 2nd and Monday 16th August. Time: 10:30 - 15:00

    Drop in and join Choose Nature CIC in the woods at Wheal Martyn for a variety of taster Forest School outdoor activities including: scavenger hunts, piskie den building, campfire cooking and nature crafts.

    Price: £2.00 per child (in addition to normal admission fee)

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Clay and Nature (every Sat and Sun) - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    What can you make from a portion of clay using the outdoor site at Wheal Martyn?  A face, a figure...anything!  Don't forget to forage for stones, feathers, fallen flowers and anything else to add to your creation.

    Time: Normal opening hours. Pick up clay from reception on arrival.

    Price: 50p per clay portion

    Contact: engagementofficer@wheal-martyn.com with any queries.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Kurt Jackson Exhibition - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    We are delighted to present an exhibition by contemporary artist Kurt Jackson, influenced by his time at Littlejohns China Clay Works. Kurt’s work is fuelled by a long standing interest in Cornwall’s extractive industry and its role in shaping the physical landscape, culture and heritage of the county. Kurt worked in situ, observing the workers in the pit as they extracted and transported the china clay in an extraordinary manmade landscape. The exhibition includes new mixed media paintings, from huge tarpaulin-sized canvases to small intimate studies. The subject matter ranges from the ‘washing’ of the clay with high pressure monitors, to the blasting of the rock and breaking and transportation.

    Find out more about this exhibition here.

    Free (normal museum admission applies). 

    Pre-booking is required. 

  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Tall Ship Tours - National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Charter one of the Museum's heritage boats for a tour of the magnificent Tall Ships.

    For more information and booking, visit nmmc.co.uk or call 01326 313388

  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Into the Deep Blue - National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Prepare for another dazzling spectacle as the acclaimed aerial dance company, Yskynna, take to the sky. Set amongst the Flying Flotilla, Yskynna bring to life sea creatures with dance, music and storytelling. Meet a mermaid as she swims and dives amongst the flying flotilla and bump into an anglerfish as it scuttles around the building.

    Exact dates and times of performances to be confirmed.

  • Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Bug and Butterfly Quest - Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Join our ‘Bug and Butterfly Quest’ a fun way to explore the amazing world of insect life. Search for clues around Paradise Park to learn about colourful butterflies, barmy bugs and creepy insects and claim your reward.

  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Heritage Boat Charters - National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Hop aboard a boating gem and see a different view of Falmouth with a Heritage Boat Tour. Complete with a knowledgeable guide uncover more about the town’s fascinating maritime history, drink in the breathtaking views and discover a different way to explore the Cornish coastline.

    For more information and booking, visit nmmc.co.uk or call 01326 313388

  • Eden Project

    Summer of Celebration - Eden Project

    Summer of Celebration

    19 July – 5 September 2021

    Free with Eden admission / Locals' Pass / Membership; pre-booking essential

    Join us for a summer celebration of pop-up performance and theatre – from carnival and parkour, to storytelling and dance – inspired by Eden’s unique setting.

    Eden's gardens will provide a stunning backdrop to amazing performances throughout the summer, including storytelling, dance, theatre, carnival, parkour and more.

    Get a taste of what's planned so far on our website, and keep checking back for the latest details over the coming weeks...

    Plus, there'll be a series of pop-up performances across site – these, by their very nature, will not be scheduled beforehand. Will you be one of the lucky visitors who catches one?

    Tickets are on sale now, right up until 5 September.

    Our Summer of Celebration event is included in the price of admission, Membership or your Locals' Pass although additional charges apply for some performances.

    Timed entry slots must be pre-booked prior to your visit.

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Paint a Bug House - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Here at Wheal Martyn, we love to explore nature and protect the local environment. Why not help us by decorating your own bug house for your garden. What type of colours and designs do you think the bugs in your garden will like? Buzz buzz.

    Dates: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 17th, 18th and 19th August

    No need to book, just drop in to our Learning Space.

    Time: 10:30-16:00

    Price: £3.00 per bug house (in addition to normal admission fee)

    Contact: engagementofficer@wheal-martyn.com with any queries.

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Clay Piskie Artist Demonstration - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Bucca-hidden Performance Workshops 
    Dates: 3rd, 10th and 17th August 

    Local ceramic artist Zenna Tagney will be on site creating a gang of clay piskies - 'Buccawidden' - made from porcelain with local china clay. You can watch them being made in situ at Wheal Martyn and find them hidden away in nooks and crannies across Wheal Martyn from the 1st of September. 

    'Bucca' is a very old Cornish word meaning 'spirit’. Folklorist William Bottrell collected stories about the good spirits “Bucka Gwidden” 'gwidden' meaning white in the 1890s. 
    In more recent times, the 'white' of their name has led to Buccawidden being associated, through plays and stories, with China clay, the 'white gold' of Clay Country.

    No need to book, Zenna will be making the piskies in situ so drop by, have a look and ask questions!

    Time: 10am-3pm
    Contact: engagementofficer@wheal-martyn.com 

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Clay and Nature (every Sat and Sun) - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    What can you make from a portion of clay using the outdoor site at Wheal Martyn?  A face, a figure...anything!  Don't forget to forage for stones, feathers, fallen flowers and anything else to add to your creation.

    Time: Normal opening hours. Pick up clay from reception on arrival.

    Price: 50p per clay portion

    Contact: engagementofficer@wheal-martyn.com with any queries.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Kurt Jackson Exhibition - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    We are delighted to present an exhibition by contemporary artist Kurt Jackson, influenced by his time at Littlejohns China Clay Works. Kurt’s work is fuelled by a long standing interest in Cornwall’s extractive industry and its role in shaping the physical landscape, culture and heritage of the county. Kurt worked in situ, observing the workers in the pit as they extracted and transported the china clay in an extraordinary manmade landscape. The exhibition includes new mixed media paintings, from huge tarpaulin-sized canvases to small intimate studies. The subject matter ranges from the ‘washing’ of the clay with high pressure monitors, to the blasting of the rock and breaking and transportation.

    Find out more about this exhibition here.

    Free (normal museum admission applies). 

    Pre-booking is required. 

  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Tall Ship Tours - National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Charter one of the Museum's heritage boats for a tour of the magnificent Tall Ships.

    For more information and booking, visit nmmc.co.uk or call 01326 313388

  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Into the Deep Blue - National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Prepare for another dazzling spectacle as the acclaimed aerial dance company, Yskynna, take to the sky. Set amongst the Flying Flotilla, Yskynna bring to life sea creatures with dance, music and storytelling. Meet a mermaid as she swims and dives amongst the flying flotilla and bump into an anglerfish as it scuttles around the building.

    Exact dates and times of performances to be confirmed.

  • Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Bug and Butterfly Quest - Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Join our ‘Bug and Butterfly Quest’ a fun way to explore the amazing world of insect life. Search for clues around Paradise Park to learn about colourful butterflies, barmy bugs and creepy insects and claim your reward.

  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Heritage Boat Charters - National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Hop aboard a boating gem and see a different view of Falmouth with a Heritage Boat Tour. Complete with a knowledgeable guide uncover more about the town’s fascinating maritime history, drink in the breathtaking views and discover a different way to explore the Cornish coastline.

    For more information and booking, visit nmmc.co.uk or call 01326 313388

  • Eden Project

    Summer of Celebration - Eden Project

    Summer of Celebration

    19 July – 5 September 2021

    Free with Eden admission / Locals' Pass / Membership; pre-booking essential

    Join us for a summer celebration of pop-up performance and theatre – from carnival and parkour, to storytelling and dance – inspired by Eden’s unique setting.

    Eden's gardens will provide a stunning backdrop to amazing performances throughout the summer, including storytelling, dance, theatre, carnival, parkour and more.

    Get a taste of what's planned so far on our website, and keep checking back for the latest details over the coming weeks...

    Plus, there'll be a series of pop-up performances across site – these, by their very nature, will not be scheduled beforehand. Will you be one of the lucky visitors who catches one?

    Tickets are on sale now, right up until 5 September.

    Our Summer of Celebration event is included in the price of admission, Membership or your Locals' Pass although additional charges apply for some performances.

    Timed entry slots must be pre-booked prior to your visit.

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Paint a Bug House - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Here at Wheal Martyn, we love to explore nature and protect the local environment. Why not help us by decorating your own bug house for your garden. What type of colours and designs do you think the bugs in your garden will like? Buzz buzz.

    Dates: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 17th, 18th and 19th August

    No need to book, just drop in to our Learning Space.

    Time: 10:30-16:00

    Price: £3.00 per bug house (in addition to normal admission fee)

    Contact: engagementofficer@wheal-martyn.com with any queries.

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Clay and Nature (every Sat and Sun) - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    What can you make from a portion of clay using the outdoor site at Wheal Martyn?  A face, a figure...anything!  Don't forget to forage for stones, feathers, fallen flowers and anything else to add to your creation.

    Time: Normal opening hours. Pick up clay from reception on arrival.

    Price: 50p per clay portion

    Contact: engagementofficer@wheal-martyn.com with any queries.