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Wheal Martyn

Wheal Martyn, Saint Austell, United Kingdom

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Wheal Martyn

Set in 26 acres of grounds and based around two former Victorian china clay works, Wheal Martyn tells the story of Cornwall’s billion-pound china clay industry.

Interpretation panels feature throughout the museum, which illustrate how Cornwall’s Clay Country shaped the lives, economy and local landscape. Visitors can learn how the region’s largest mining industry formed the lives of those who lived and worked in this area over a period of 250 years.

Situated near to St Austell, and with a unique backdrop historically known as the ‘White Pyramids’, Wheal Martyn features the UK’s only china clay mining museum. Visitors can get under the skin of Cornwall’s mining heritage at the on-site exhibition and museum, which brings the story to life through a vast collection of artefacts and archives, as well as historic objects, machinery and photographs.

A fascinating family-friendly venue, children can enjoy exploring the museum and its grounds, and there’s plenty to capture their imaginations, including a large waterwheel, outdoor play area and vintage trucks. There are also lots of trails and walks to experience, and keen birdwatchers can spot the various species of birds that exist in these spectacular grounds.

The on-site cafe serves up homemade and locally sourced fresh food, and features a children’s menu which includes a selection of small meals which they can tuck into before burning off some energy in the children’s area.

Take a trip to this one-off attraction and immerse yourself in a story which has completely transformed the local area. For more information, visit http://www.wheal-martyn.com/.

categories Art, Cornish & Heritage, Family, Outdoor

Activities at Home

Fri 22nd Jan, 2021 — Mon 31st May, 2021

Digital & Online Events

categories Cornish & Heritage, Family, Outdoor

Spring Flower Trail

Mon 12th Apr, 2021 — Mon 31st May, 2021

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

categories Cornish & Heritage, Family

Clay and Nature Activity Days

Mon 31st May, 2021 — Fri 4th Jun, 2021

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

categories Cornish & Heritage, Family, Outdoor

Clay and Nature Activity Day

Tue 1st Jun, 2021 — Fri 4th Jun, 2021

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

categories Cornish & Heritage, Talks

Rita Floyd Workshop

Fri 25th Jun, 2021

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

categories Art, Cornish & Heritage, Family

Pottery Painting

Sun 25th Jul, 2021 — Fri 30th Jul, 2021

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

categories Art, Cornish & Heritage, Family

Pottery Painting

Mon 26th Jul, 2021 — Fri 30th Jul, 2021

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

categories Art, Cornish & Heritage

Kurt Jackson’s ‘Clay Country’ Exhibition

Mon 17th May, 2021 — Sun 5th Sep, 2021

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

categories Cornish & Heritage, Family

China Clay in Your Everyday Exhibition

Sat 24th Jul, 2021 — Thu 30th Sep, 2021

Wheal Martyn, St Austell