Autumn-inspired half term activities at Wheal Martyn

This October half term (17 October – 1 November), we are running three autumn-inspired, hands-on activities in the woodlands: clay modelling, creative writing and a pumpkin trail. Read more

Be a part of our Fun Palace

We would love any contributions to our Fun Palace, either digitally or in person. Find out more. Read more

Woodland Performance to Celebrate Hidden Nature in Clay Country

We are shining a light on the beauty of china clay country this week, celebrating the national festival ‘Heritage Open Days’ with outdoor mixed art performances of Our Proud Roots on 19th September. Read more

Neil Brownsword exhibit on display at Wheal Martyn

A new ceramic exhibit by Neil Brownsword, ‘Relic’, is now on display at Wheal Martyn Clay Works, as part of the Whitegold Festival projects in St Austell. Read more

Historic England awards Wheal Martyn Clay Works Covid-19 emergency funding

Historic England, which is responsible for protecting and championing the nation’s historic environment, has helped to secure the future of our unique museum and scheduled monument with an emergency grant of £21,103. Read more

Our Proud Roots project gains funding

We are proudly celebrating our local landscape, environment and people through ‘Our Proud Roots’, a new project funded by Feast and Cornwall Community Foundation. Read more

Celebrate Clay Country: Landscapes in Lockdown

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

Welcoming our community and visitors back

Since reopening on the 5 July, we have enjoyed welcoming back lots of familiar faces as well as some new visitors. Read more

Wheal Martyn receives £49,800 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund

We have received £49,800 in National Lottery support to help address the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on heritage. Read more

Wheal Martyn Clay Works reopens - a safe cultural retreat

Wheal Martyn is now open to visitors, in line with recent government announcements on the easing of coronavirus restrictions. Read more

Young Science Ambassadors

We will be joining the national buzz to celebrate British Science Week with a family event exploring ‘The Science of the Pasty’. Read more

Kurt Jackson’s 'Clay Country': A new exhibition at Wheal Martyn

We are delighted to present an exhibition of new work by contemporary artist Kurt Jackson, influenced by his artist residency at a working china clay works in Cornwall. Read more

Cornwall Heritage Award Nominations

Braille pocket watch nominated for 'Object of the Year Award' Read more

Artistic Reactions to the Clay Landscape

Seven contemporary artists showcase artistic reactions to the clay landscape Read more

Get your Cornwall Residents Pass now

Celebrate 200 years of mining at Wheal Martyn with free return visits all year Read more

Celebration of Light and Clay

Wheal Martyn lights up to celebrate china clay mining heritage Read more

October Half Term Creativity!

Our community get creative with lanterns and decorations during half term Read more

Support us with Easyfundraising

You can now support Wheal Martyn at no cost while doing your online shopping! Read more

Singing soars at Whitegold Festival

Three schools perform socgs created with Wheal Martyn at St. Austell Whitegold Festival Read more

CREST Star Award Success

31 learners from St. Austell Home Education Group awarded CREST Star Award Read more

Artist takes up residence

Artist, Carol Weir takes up residence at the “Wheal of Time” Read more

Gorsedh Kernow Young People’s Award

Roche School wins Gorsedh Kernow Young People’s Award with Wheal Martyn Project Read more

Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Our China Clay History Society volunteers awarded Queens Award for Voluntary Service Read more

Cornwall Heritage Awards

Wheal Martyn wins the Innovation Award in 2019 Read more