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
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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
Wheal Martyn is now open to visitors. We have implemented COVID safe measures to enable us to open safely.
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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.
A new summer exhibition, #CelebrateClayCountry, will be launched at Wheal Martyn Clay Works this August, celebrating the unique and interesting industrial landscapes of mid Cornwall. Read more
Since reopening on the 5 July, we have enjoyed welcoming back lots of familiar faces as well as some new visitors. Read more
We have received £49,800 in National Lottery support to help address the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on heritage. Read more