We are now open to visitors. We're excited to welcome you back!
Find out about the measures we have put in place to maximise the safety of our staff and visitors. 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
On display outdoors around the Wheal Martyn grounds from August – October
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.
We would love any contributions to our Fun Palace, either digitally or in person. Find out more. Read more
We are shining a light on the beauty of china clay country this week, celebrating the national festival ‘Heritage Open Days’ with outdoor mixed art performances of Our Proud Roots on 19th September. Read more
A new ceramic exhibit by Neil Brownsword, ‘Relic’, is now on display at Wheal Martyn Clay Works, as part of the Whitegold Festival projects in St Austell. Read more