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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 20181214 20181214 Europe/London Wheal Martyn’s Lantern Trail with Badger Forest School

4pm to 6pm

categories Christmas, Family, Outdoor

Wheal Martyn’s Lantern Trail with Badger Forest School

  Fri 14th December, 2018

  Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £5 — £5

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Browse the site Add to Calendar 20181214 20181214 Europe/London Lantern Trail with Badger Forest School

4pm - 6pm

categories Christmas, Family, Outdoor

Lantern Trail with Badger Forest School

  Fri 14th December, 2018

  Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £5 — £5

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Browse the site Add to Calendar 20190216 20190217 Europe/London Winter Mask Making

10am to 4pm

categories Art, Community, Family, Outdoor

Winter Mask Making

  Sat 16th February, 2019 — Sun 17th February, 2019

  Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £0 — £0

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Browse the site Add to Calendar 20190218 20190218 Europe/London Clay Structures Challenge

11am to 12.00noon and 2pm to 3pm

categories Art, Family

Clay Structures Challenge

  Mon 18th February, 2019

  Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £1 — £1

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Browse the site Add to Calendar 20190219 20190219 Europe/London Wheal Martyn Water Wheel

11am to 12.00noon and 2pm to 3pm

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Wheal Martyn Water Wheel

  Tue 19th February, 2019

  Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £1.50 — £1.50

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Browse the site Add to Calendar 20190220 20190221 Europe/London Clay Faces in the Woods

10am to 4pm

categories Art, Family

Clay Faces in the Woods

  Wed 20th February, 2019 — Thu 21st February, 2019

  Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £0.50 — £0.50

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Browse the site Add to Calendar 20190222 20190222 Europe/London Badger Forest School at Wheal Martyn

11am to 1pm

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Badger Forest School at Wheal Martyn

  Fri 22nd February, 2019

  Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £4 — £8

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Browse the site Add to Calendar 20190223 20190224 Europe/London Winter Mask Making

10am - 4pm

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Winter Mask Making

  Sat 23rd February, 2019 — Sun 24th February, 2019

  Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £0 — £0

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