DISCOVER CORNWALL'S SECRET
at the UK's only china clay mining museum

Why visit

Dig deep and discover the special ingredient in your everyday life that still shapes Cornwall and the world today…china clay! It hides in your toothpaste, your paper, your car tyres and even your cosmetics. It’s a billion pound, global industry. We are telling the story of Cornwall’s secret, and the people who brought it to you, from the heart of Clay Country.

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Donate

Please consider making a donation to Wheal Martyn. Your donation will go where it is most needed; for example, preserving our collections or the Victorian clay works, conserving the natural environment or developing our community and education work.

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Target amount: £0.00

Amount raised: £30.50

Cornwall Residents Pass

Do you live in Cornwall? Discover and explore the heritage on your doorstep this winter with our Cornwall Residents Pass, and get free return visits for a year.

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2021 is a great time to discover Wheal Martyn 

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Acres to Explore, Discover and Enjoy!

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Years of mining at Wheal Martyn and new facilities and exhibitions launched

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Months admission with your ticket

Upcoming events

  • ECHOES OF THE PAST EXHIBITION

    An outdoor exhibition of photographs from Wheal Martyn’s archive, combined with poetry written by our Trainee Curator. Open until 31 March 2022. Read more

  • Moving Clay Age 9+

    Exploring how clay was moved in the past and investigating new methods of transport Read more

  • Moving Clay Mixed Ages

    Exploring how clay was moved in the past and investigating new methods of transport Read more

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