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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
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we have taken the difficult decision to close Wheal Martyn and postpone all events, activities and exhibitions until further notice. Read our full statement.
We have a range of activities which are perfect for families and school children to take part in at home
By becoming a Friend of Wheal Martyn, you are supporting our work, which is driven by our purpose of preserving and keeping alive Cornwall’s china clay mining heritage, which has shaped our world.
If you're looking for something creative to do, join our online competitions! Read more
Our fashion shows are one of the highlights of the year! The event is all about encouraging environmentally friendly fashion, through the up-cycling and re-use of pre-loved clothes. Read more
We will be joining the national buzz to celebrate British Science Week with a family event exploring ‘The Science of the Pasty’. Read more
We are delighted to present an exhibition of new work by contemporary artist Kurt Jackson, influenced by his artist residency at a working china clay works in Cornwall. Read more
Braille pocket watch nominated for 'Object of the Year Award' Read more