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Wheal Martyn, Saint Austell, United Kingdom

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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/.

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Browse the site Add to Calendar 20190705 20190705 Europe/London The Creative Conversation, Flock project

11.30am to 2.30pm

categories Art, Community, Cornish & Heritage, Dance

The Creative Conversation, Flock project

  Fri 5th July, 2019

  Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £1 — £1

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Browse the site Add to Calendar 20190707 20190707 Europe/London Relaxed Sessions

9am to 10am and 5pm to 6pm

categories Community, Cornish & Heritage, Family

Relaxed Sessions

  Sun 7th July, 2019

  Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £ — £

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Browse the site Add to Calendar 20190713 20190713 Europe/London Museum Club: Takeover Day

10.30am to 12.30pm

categories Community, Cornish & Heritage, Family

Museum Club: Takeover Day

  Sat 13th July, 2019

  Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £1 — £3

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Browse the site Add to Calendar 20190727 20190728 Europe/London Woodland Animal Headbands

10am to 5pm

categories Cornish & Heritage, Family, Outdoor

Woodland Animal Headbands

  Sat 27th July, 2019 — Sun 28th July, 2019

  Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £0 — £0

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Browse the site Add to Calendar 20190731 20190731 Europe/London Clay Animation Workshop

Workshop 1: 10.30am to 12pm
Workshop 2: 1pm to 2.30pm
Workshop 3: 3pm to 4.30pm

categories Community, Cornish & Heritage, Film

Clay Animation Workshop

  Wed 31st July, 2019

  Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £0 — £10

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Browse the site Add to Calendar 20190731 20190731 Europe/London Land Rover Clay Tours

1pm

categories Cornish & Heritage, Outdoor

Land Rover Clay Tours

  Wed 31st July, 2019

  Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £15 — £15

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Browse the site Add to Calendar 20190801 20190801 Europe/London Rocket Workshop

11am to 12pm & 2pm to 3pm

categories Cornish & Heritage, Family

Rocket Workshop

  Thu 1st August, 2019

  Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £1 — £1

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Browse the site Add to Calendar 20190802 20190802 Europe/London Badger Forest School

11am - 1pm

categories Family, Outdoor

Badger Forest School

  Fri 2nd August, 2019

  Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £22 — £40

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Browse the site Add to Calendar 20190803 20190804 Europe/London Nature Scavenger Hunt

10am - 5pm

categories Family, Outdoor

Nature Scavenger Hunt

  Sat 3rd August, 2019 — Sun 4th August, 2019

  Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £0 — £0

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Browse the site Add to Calendar 20190805 20190805 Europe/London Art Picnic

2pm - 3pm

categories Art, Family, Outdoor

Art Picnic

  Mon 5th August, 2019

  Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £1 — £1

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