Winter Warmer Crafts

Learn how to make your own reindeer antlers or elf hat for our Rein-dog and Elves Weekend! Read more

Cornwall Residents Pass

Do you live in Cornwall? Discover and enjoy the heritage on your doorstep this winter with our Cornwall Residents Pass, and get free return visits for a year. Read more

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! Read more

Buy a ticket - timed slots

Pre-book a timed slot to visit Wheal Martyn. Read more

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

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

Fundraising events

Fundraising events are an important way of securing the funds we need to develop the work of our charity. Read more

Mobile Crane Restoration

Through the project, volunteers have restored the mobile crane at Wheal Martyn with the support from the Association of Independent Museums (AIM) Conservation Scheme, funded by the Pilgrim Trust 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

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

Partners and funders

We would like to say a huge thank you to all the organisations and individuals listed below, and those who have given anonymously, who have generously supported our work, either financially or through partnership working. 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

Our museum

China clay mining has shaped the landscape, lives of people and economy of mid-Cornwall for over 250 years. It is Cornwall’s largest mining industry. A fully Accredited Museum, we are based within two Victorian china clay works, now a Scheduled Ancient Monument. We tell the story of this fascinating industry and the people who worked and lived in the shadows of Cornwall’s iconic ‘white pyramids’. 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

Memory Cafe

Our monthly Memory Café sessions provide a relaxed and comfortable environment for people with memory problems to meet and enjoy some informal activities in a social setting, with access to help, support and information. Read more

Birthday Parties

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