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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

Autumn Antics

Tue 19th Oct, 2021 — Fri 22nd Oct, 2021

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £1 — £3.50

categories Cornish & Heritage, Family

Autumn Impressions

Sat 23rd Oct, 2021 — Sun 24th Oct, 2021

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

categories Cornish & Heritage, Family

Choose Nature Family Forest School

Mon 25th Oct, 2021

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £2 — £2

categories Cornish & Heritage, Family

Piskie Making Workshops

Mon 25th Oct, 2021

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £4 — £4

categories Theatre

Twisted Tales

Thu 28th Oct, 2021

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £10 — £12

categories Cornish & Heritage, Family

Halloween Hijinks

Tue 26th Oct, 2021 — Fri 29th Oct, 2021

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £1 — £3.50

categories Art, Community

Agan Kernow: Make it Better

Fri 17th Sep, 2021 — Mon 1st Nov, 2021

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £0 — £0

categories Christmas, Shopping

Christmas Craft Fair

Sat 20th Nov, 2021 — Sun 21st Nov, 2021

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £0 — £0

categories Christmas, Family

Elves and Rein-dog Weekend

Sat 4th Dec, 2021 — Sun 5th Dec, 2021

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

categories Christmas, Family

Festive Family Fun Day

Sun 12th Dec, 2021

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £3 — £10.50

categories Christmas, Family

Reindeer Trail and Community Christmas Trees

Wed 1st Dec, 2021 — Thu 23rd Dec, 2021

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

categories Art, Cornish & Heritage

Echoes of the Past Exhibition

Fri 1st Oct, 2021 — Thu 23rd Dec, 2021

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

categories Art, Cornish & Heritage

Echoes of the Past exhibition

Fri 17th Sep, 2021 — Mon 3rd Jan, 2022

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £0 — £0

categories Art, Cornish & Heritage

Agan Kernow: Make it Better Exhibition

Fri 1st Oct, 2021 — Thu 31st Mar, 2022

Wheal Martyn, St Austell