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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, Live Music

Mevagissey Shanty – Joint Fundraiser

Sat 20th Jul, 2024

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £12 — £12

categories Community, Cornish & Heritage

Memory Café

Mon 13th May, 2024 — Mon 22nd Jul, 2024

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £0 — £0

categories Community, Cornish & Heritage, Food & Drink, Talks

‘People of the Industry’ Breakfast

Sat 27th Jul, 2024

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £25 — £25

categories Cornish & Heritage, Live Music

Garker Street Band at Wheal Martyn

Thu 1st Aug, 2024

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

categories Cornish & Heritage, Workshops

Stitches

Fri 2nd Aug, 2024

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £0 — £0

categories Cornish & Heritage, Workshops

Lowender Gans Kernewek

Mon 5th Aug, 2024

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £0 — £0

categories Cornish & Heritage, Workshops

Stitches

Fri 16th Aug, 2024

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £0 — £0

categories Community

Climate Cafe

Tue 20th Aug, 2024

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

categories Active, Cornish & Heritage, Family

The Set Sail Trail

Mon 15th Jul, 2024 — Mon 2nd Sep, 2024

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

categories Community, Cornish & Heritage, Family

Sea-riously Fun Activities

Mon 29th Jul, 2024 — Mon 2nd Sep, 2024

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

categories Cornish & Heritage, Family

Sea-riously fun activities

Mon 29th Jul, 2024 — Mon 2nd Sep, 2024

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

categories Cornish & Heritage, Workshops

Lowender Gans Kernewek

Mon 2nd Sep, 2024

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £0 — £0

categories Cornish & Heritage, Live Music

Dalla Duo

Thu 5th Sep, 2024

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £0 — £0

categories Cornish & Heritage, Workshops

Stitches

Fri 6th Sep, 2024

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £0 — £0

categories Community

Memory Café

Mon 9th Sep, 2024

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £0 — £0

categories Community

Waste-not Clothes Swap

Thu 12th Sep, 2024

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £3 — £3

categories Community

Climate Cafe

Tue 17th Sep, 2024

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

categories Live Music

Music Evening: Burton Bradstock ft. Jimmy Cannon on Vocals

Thu 19th Sep, 2024

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

categories Community

Memory Café

Mon 23rd Sep, 2024

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

  £0 — £0

categories Art, Cornish & Heritage

Inspiring Artists of the Future

Fri 5th Jul, 2024 — Wed 2nd Oct, 2024

Wheal Martyn, St Austell