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Best Days Out Cornwall

Wheal Martyn Best Days Out Cornwall
When: 17 September 2021 - 30 March 2022

Echoes of the Past

Posted in Events by Lauren Webb on 30th November 2021

From 17 September, Wheal Martyn’s new outdoor exhibition features historic photographs from Wheal Martyn’s archive, combined with poetry written by Trainee Curator, Alexander Thomas.

The combination of photography and poetry helps evoke a sense of understanding of the Cornish china clay industry – how it was, how it operated, and what has become of it in the centuries since its founding. 

Each image has been carefully selected and placed to give a sense of Wheal Martyn’s past and present. Together with Alexander’s poetry, the team want to encourage visitors to write and send in their own poetry around Clay Country.

If you feel inspired to write some poetry yourself then please email or tag Wheal Martyn on social media @whealmartyn.

While you’re at Wheal Martyn, make sure you also check out Agan Kernow: Make it Better, a new exhibition of local community photography exploring how photography can promote better health and wellbeing.

Free exhibition (normal museum admission applies).