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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 20190428 20190428 Europe/London Family Fun Day

11am - 4pm

categories Family

Family Fun Day

  Sun 28th April, 2019

  Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £3 — £6

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Browse the site Add to Calendar 20190518 20190518 Europe/London Hey Clay!

10.30am - 12pm

categories Community, Cornish & Heritage, Family

Hey Clay!

  Sat 18th May, 2019

  Wheal Martyn, St Austell

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Browse the site Add to Calendar 20190528 20190528 Europe/London Tile our Toilets

Selected dates 10.30am - 3.30pm

categories Art, Family

Tile our Toilets

  Tue 28th May, 2019

  Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £1 — £1

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Browse the site Add to Calendar 20190527 20190529 Europe/London Design a Clay Country Band’s Medal

27th & 29th May | 10am – 5pm

categories Art, Family

Design a Clay Country Band’s Medal

  Mon 27th May, 2019 — Wed 29th May, 2019

  Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £ — £

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Browse the site Add to Calendar 20190529 20190529 Europe/London Land Rover Clay Tours

1pm

categories Cornish & Heritage, Outdoor

Land Rover Clay Tours

  Wed 29th May, 2019

  Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £15 — £15

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Browse the site Add to Calendar 20190530 20190530 Europe/London Junk Musical Instruments

10.30am – 3.30pm

categories Art, Family

Junk Musical Instruments

  Thu 30th May, 2019

  Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £ — £

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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 20190807 20190821 Europe/London Land Rover Clay Tours

7th, 14th & 21st August

categories Cornish & Heritage, Outdoor

Land Rover Clay Tours

  Wed 7th August, 2019 — Wed 21st August, 2019

  Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £15 — £15

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Browse the site Add to Calendar 20191021 20191021 Europe/London Land Rover Clay Tours

1pm

categories Cornish & Heritage, Outdoor

Land Rover Clay Tours

  Mon 21st October, 2019

  Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £15 — £15

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