Artists inspired by the china clay landscape in Cornwall

Artists in Cornwall have come together to create work for a new exhibition, ‘Rooted’, now on display at Wheal Martyn Clay Works. Read more

The Spectacle of Cornish Mining Heritage Brought to Life

On Thursday 20th October the living legacy of metal and china clay mining in the Luxulyan and Charlestown area of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site was celebrated as the outcomes of a multi-year interpretation project were highlighted at a launch at Wheal Martyn Clay Works. Read more

Step back in time and explore Luxulyan Valley’s glorious industrial past

Residents and visitors are being encouraged to step back in time and celebrate the heritage of one of Cornwall’s mining heartlands. Read more

Unique archive of china clay history preserved for the future

The nationally important archive of Cornwall’s china clay history has been further preserved for future generations at Wheal Martyn. Read more

Wheal Martyn wins £1,000 Movement for Good Award

Wheal Martyn has won a £1,000 Movement for Good Award from Benefact Group thanks to nominations from the public. Read more

An exhibition to whet the appetite

A fascinating exhibition telling the story of the shifting market for ceramics in 1930s Britain is coming to Wheal Martyn this summer. Read more

New virtual tour and drone footage now online

We've released a virtual tour and new drone footage enabling more people to explore our beautiful historic site, museum galleries and collection. Read more

Historic clay wagons preserved

We've successfully completed a project to restore two unique historic artefacts, thanks to funding from the Association of Independent Museums and the determination and hard work of a small group of volunteers. Read more

New Sensory Trust project ‘More Than Words’ launches at Wheal Martyn

We warmly invite everyone to a relaxed day, exploring the new sensory experiences that have been created as part of the new ‘More Than Words’ project. Join us for the free launch event on Saturday 19 March, 10am - 4pm. Everyone is welcome. Read more

Dig deep at Wheal Martyn this February half term

Explore your local heritage at Wheal Martyn this February half term with our exciting new activities programme, inspiring exhibitions and beautiful outdoor grounds. Read more

Announcing Jane Pugh's writer residency at Wheal Martyn

Jane Pugh is the 'Writers of the Clay' writer-in-residence at Wheal Martyn this February. Read more

New partnership and writer-in-residence opportunity

As part of an exciting new partnership with Literature Works, we'll be hosting a writer-in-residence at Wheal Martyn in February 2022 to celebrate the ‘Writers of the Clay’. Read more

Photography and poetry to inspire this autumn

Two new exhibitions of local photography and poetry take centre stage at Wheal Martyn this autumn. Read more

Celebrate local history and culture at free festival

Wheal Martyn Clay Works - the UK’s only china clay mining museum - will be opening its doors for free on Saturday 18th September as part of this year’s Heritage Open Days. Read more

Family friendly exhibition uncovers life's secret ingredient

You may not have heard of kaolin - but you will almost have certainly interacted with it at some point today. Read more

Last chance to see Kurt Jackson exhibition at Wheal Martyn

There are just a few days left for visitors to see an exciting exhibition by contemporary artist Kurt Jackson at Wheal Martyn. Read more

Heritage Open Days Festival

Join us on Saturday 18 September for our Heritage Open Days Festival! Read more

HRH The Princess Royal opens new facilities at Wheal Martyn

On Friday 30 July, HRH The Princess Royal visited Wheal Martyn Clay Works to celebrate and officially open the museum’s new facilities, as part of a visit to Clay Country which marked 275 years since the discovery of china clay in Cornwall. Read more

Opening our spaces with VR

We are currently co-creating an exciting new project, ‘opening our spaces with VR’, in partnership with the University of Plymouth. Read more

New Wave Project with Heritage Open Days

We have successfully joined this year’s New Wave Project with Heritage Open Days - one of just 10 organisations chosen from a cohort of over 80 applicants nationally! Read more

Wheal Martyn welcomes Kurt Jackson exhibition

On Monday 17 May, we unveiled a new exhibition by contemporary artist Kurt Jackson, inspired by his time at Littlejohns Clay Works in Cornwall. Read more

Wheal Martyn to receive £47,996 from the second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

We are among more than 2,700 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund. Read more