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Activities at Home

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

Arts and crafts for health

We run weekly sessions, offered through local health services, as a social prescription to help people dealing with mental health challenges. Read more

Become a Friend

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. Read more

Birthday Parties

Looking to host a birthday party with a difference? Wheal Martyn might just be the place for you! Read more

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Citizen Curators

Our Citizen Curators programme is a free, work-based training programme in museum awareness and modern curatorial practice, aimed at volunteers from the local community. Read more

Clay Works Project

Funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund, this project has preserved aspects of the Scheduled Ancient Monument at Wheal Martyn. It has created a gallery for temporary exhibitions and an activity/learning space within a former historic building, alongside a four year programme of engagement activities. Read more

Cornish Mining World Heritage Site

Cornwall has been described as being probably the most important mining district in world by the mid-1800s, and the historic features of the nearby World Heritage Site illustrate this well. Read more


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. Read more

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