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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 Cornish & Heritage, Family

Summer Fun at Wheal Martyn

Mon 15th Aug, 2022 — Thu 18th Aug, 2022

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

categories Cornish & Heritage, Family

Summer Fun at Wheal Martyn

Mon 22nd Aug, 2022 — Thu 25th Aug, 2022

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

categories Festivals, Live Music

NOVA MUSIC FESTIVAL

Thu 25th Aug, 2022 — Sat 27th Aug, 2022

Wheal Martyn

  £6 — £36

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categories Art

Art on the Menu exhibition

Mon 4th Jul, 2022 — Thu 1st Sep, 2022

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

categories Art, Cornish & Heritage

Art on the menu

Mon 4th Jul, 2022 — Thu 1st Sep, 2022

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

categories Cornish & Heritage, Family

Summer Fun at Wheal Martyn

Mon 29th Aug, 2022 — Thu 1st Sep, 2022

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

categories Art, Cornish & Heritage

Art on the Menu Exhibition

Mon 4th Jul, 2022 — Thu 1st Sep, 2022

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

categories Cornish & Heritage, Food & Drink

‘People of the Industry’ Breakfast

Sat 3rd Sep, 2022

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £20 — £20

categories Community, Cornish & Heritage

Memory Cafe

Mon 5th Sep, 2022

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

categories Community, Cornish & Heritage

Sponsored Walk – Off the Beaten Clay Trail

Sun 11th Sep, 2022

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

categories Community, Cornish & Heritage

Heritage Open Days Weekend

Sat 10th Sep, 2022 — Sun 11th Sep, 2022

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

categories Community, Cornish & Heritage

Memory Cafe

Mon 19th Sep, 2022

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

categories Cornish & Heritage, Food & Drink

‘People of the Industry’ Breakfast

Sat 1st Oct, 2022

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £20 — £20

categories Community, Cornish & Heritage

Wheal Martyn Paws in the Park

Sun 2nd Oct, 2022

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £5 — £5

categories Community, Cornish & Heritage

Memory Cafe

Mon 3rd Oct, 2022

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

categories Community, Cornish & Heritage

Memory Cafe

Mon 17th Oct, 2022

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

categories Community, Cornish & Heritage

Harvest Fun at Wheal Martyn

Mon 24th Oct, 2022 — Thu 3rd Nov, 2022

Wheal Martyn, St Austell