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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China Clay in your Everyday Exhibition

Did you know that china clay (kaolin) is something that you regularly interact with every single day? Visit our new exhibition, China Clay in your Everyday, to find out how.

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Author: Si Durrant

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

2021 is a great time to discover Wheal Martyn 

26

Acres to Explore, Discover and Enjoy!

200

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

12

Months admission with your ticket

Upcoming events

  • China Clay in Your Everyday Exhibition

    Discover how china clay is a secret ingredient in many aspects of your everyday life! Open until Sunday 31st October 2021 Read more

  • China Clay in Our Everyday Workshop - Age 9+

    China Clay in Our Everyday Workshop for Age 9+ Discover the diverse role of our local china clay Read more

  • China Clay in Our Everyday Workshop - mixed ages

    China Clay in Our Everyday Workshop for mixed ages Discover the diverse role of our local china clay Read more

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