From 27 July, visit our new exhibition to discover how china clay is a secret ingredient in many aspects of your everyday life! 

Did you know that china clay (kaolin) is something that you regularly interact with every single day?

Kaolin can be found in toothpaste, your morning newspaper, the porcelain bowl you eat your cereal in and the porcelain mug you drink tea and coffee from. It's also found in plastic, electrical components and paint. It may even be in the makeup you wear and the facemasks you relax in at the end of the day.

'China Clay in your Everyday,' our family friendly summer exhibition, will explore an average day in someone’s life and showcase how much kaolin we interact with on a daily basis.

Our museum tells the story of the historic china clay process which still exists as a hugely significant part of our everyday lives today, especially in St Austell and the wider Clay Country.

So, pay a visit this summer and discover just how much china clay is in your everyday!

Free exhibition (normal museum admission applies). 

Pre-booking for your visit is required.