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Ten great reasons to visit Wheal Martyn

DISCOVER working waterwheels, modern mining in action, vintage trucks and a train at Cornwall’s china clay museum. ENJOY your day out as a family come rain or shine, there’s plenty to do indoors and outdoors at Wheal Martyn. EXPLORE Cornwall’s unique mining history and uncover stories behind this billion pound industry.

• The UK’s only china clay mining experience
• Meet our welcoming and inspiring team
• Home to Cornwall’s largest working waterwheel
• See the modern day industry in action at Pit View
• Pay once and visit free all year
• Stunning vintage vehicles
• Children love our woodland play area
• Exciting woodland play and adventure for the kids
Delicious, local food and drinks in our welcoming cafe
• Extensive nature trails and woodland walks
Dog friendly

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• The UK’s only china clay mining experience
• Meet our welcoming and inspiring team
• Home to Cornwall’s largest working waterwheel
• See the modern day industry in action at Pit View
• Pay once and visit free all year
• Stunning vintage vehicles
• Children love our woodland play area
• Exciting woodland play and adventure for the kids
Delicious, local food and drinks in our welcoming cafe
• Extensive nature trails and woodland walks
Dog friendly

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Gift Shop

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Learning

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About Us

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Walks and Trails

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Collection

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Support Us

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A Landscape Layered with Stories

10 September – 13 October

Passion for Porcelain

28 October – 1 June 2017

Cornwall’s billion pound china clay industry

Whether you are looking for a day out in Cornwall with the family, a visit filled with discovery and adventure, Wheal Martyn Museum offers an experience packed with enjoyment and infused with history.

Experience the World’s only attraction celebrating Cornwall’s internationally important china clay mining industry, set within a family friendly country park. This unique and special place tells the story of Cornwall’s largest mining industry, an industry still alive today, and in the shadows of Cornwall’s iconic ‘white pyramids’. The museum is set within 26 acres of wonderful woodland and a beautifully preserved Victorian china clay works. Bring the whole family to Wheal Martyn, days out in Cornwall with the kids are full of fun and adventure at the indoor and outdoor museum. Learn about the important history of the mining industry and discover things to do in Cornwall throughout the year.

Wheal Martyn Trust is a charity, incorporating a fully Accredited Museum which cares for an extensive collection of industry artefacts, a Scheduled Ancient Monument and Site of Special Scientific Interest.  The charity works to provide opportunities for everyone to learn, be inspired and engage with this important aspect of Cornwall’s mining history.

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EVENTS


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    Sep, 16

  • PASSION FOR PORCELAIN

    21st October 2016 @ 8:00 am - 1st June 2017 @ 5:00 pm

    PASSION FOR PORCELAIN Elegant charm from china clay Friday 21 October 2016 until June 2017 An exhibition focused on the use

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    Sep, 16

  • Community Christmas’ at Wheal Martyn

    December 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    We will be hosting a showcase of Christmas trees contributed by charities, groups and business’s throughout December. Come along with your

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Successful ‘Bark in the Park’ Fundraiser at Wheal Martyn

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WHEAL MARTYN CLAY WORKS, SEND US YOUR VIEWS

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500 PEOPLE FLOCK TO WHEAL MARTYN FOR ‘MAN ENGINE’

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EVENTS


  • passion-porcelain-china-exhibition-wheal-martyn-4
    22

    Sep, 16

  • PASSION FOR PORCELAIN

    21st October 2016 @ 8:00 am - 1st June 2017 @ 5:00 pm

    PASSION FOR PORCELAIN Elegant charm from china clay Friday 21 October 2016 until June 2017 An exhibition focused on the use of china clay in the manufacture of porcelain and the important role that Cornwall played in the development of British porcelain and its global trade. Displaying items from all over the world, many loaned […]

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