at the UK's only china clay mining museum

We are currently closed

We are currently closed according to current Coronavirus restrictions.


Author: Annabel Underwood

Our Proud Roots - a family exploration of our proud roots

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!


Author: Annabel Underwood

Activities at Home

We have a range of activities which are perfect for families and school children to take part in at home.


Author: Colin Vallance

2020 is a great time to discover Wheal Martyn 


Acres to Explore, Discover and Enjoy!


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


Months admission with your ticket

Latest news

  • Welcome to our new Citizen Curators

    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

  • Clay Works Practical Completion Achieved

    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

  • Discover your local heritage this winter at Wheal Martyn

    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