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, providing educational opportunities or developing community activities such as our Memory Cafe.

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Amount raised: £580.50

Rooted: an emotional response to china clay

New exhibition on display from 22 October - 20 December

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Author: Annabel Underwood

2022 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

  • Rooted: an emotional response to china clay

    New exhibition on display from 22 October - 20 December Read more

  • Get your Cornwall Residents Pass

    If you live in Cornwall, enjoy a year of visits for a discounted cost of £9.00 per adult and £5.00 per child. Read more

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    Buy your Wheal Martyn ticket online today. A full price ticket gives you free return visits for a whole year! Read more

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