Do you live in Cornwall? Discover and enjoy the heritage on your doorstep this winter with our Cornwall Residents Pass, and get free return visits for a year. Read more
We are currently closed according to current Coronavirus restrictions. Read more
Pay once and get free entry all year! Read more
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. Read more
DISCOVER CORNWALL'S SECRETat the UK's only china clay mining museum
We are currently closed according to current Coronavirus restrictions.
Proudly celebrating our local landscape, environment and people, Our Proud Roots is a chance to explore and reflect on what makes our place and community special, as seen through fresh eyes and with a new perspective in our changed world. This is a chance to re-discover nature and the wonderful effects it has on our body and soul!
We have a range of activities which are perfect for families and school children to take part in at home.
Welcome to our 2021 cohort of Citizen Curators at Wheal Martyn! Andy, Penny, Eilish, Richard, Pippa and Joana have joined us on a digital programme (in accordance with Covid-19 guidelines), and will be researching the people of the china clay industr Read more
We are delighted to announce that we have recently achieved practical completion of the Clay Works building works, which have created a wonderful new gallery for changing exhibitions and an activity/learning space at Wheal Martyn. Read more
We are again running our Cornwall Residents Pass offer until 31 March 2021, which enables Cornwall residents to purchase annual admission to the museum and its extensive grounds for a discounted rate of just £7.50 per adult and £5.00 per child. Read more