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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

Visit Us

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Cafe

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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

Exhibition: 10 September – 13 October

Passion for Porcelain

Exhibition: 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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    Aug, 16

  • Film Screen and Story Sharing Session

    September 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Film screening & story sharing session- Friday 9th September 6:30- 8:30pm Full details about the exhibition can be found here. Exhibition

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500 PEOPLE FLOCK TO WHEAL MARTYN FOR ‘MAN ENGINE’

Man Engine visits Wheal Martyn, Cornwall

NEW BOOKS CELEBRATE THE POETRY OF JACK CLEMO

Clay Pheonix, Jack Clemo biography

Successful Family Fun Day at Wheal Martyn

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EVENTS


  • film-screening-wheal-martyn-museum-layered-landscape
    19

    Aug, 16

  • Film Screen and Story Sharing Session

    September 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Film screening & story sharing session- Friday 9th September 6:30- 8:30pm Full details about the exhibition can be found here. Exhibition 10th September- 13th October 2016 Using the natural high point of Carn Grey Rock near Trethurgy, local people have been coming together to overlook the unique surrounding landscape and record their memories. This exhibition […]

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