Wheal Martyn is committed to continually improving what we offer to maximise the benefit to our community and provide increasingly high quality experiences for our visitors.  The Trust is also committed to developing our workforce and providing a healthy, thriving environment for our employees and volunteers.

We are proud to have been awarded the following accolades which demonstrate some of our achievements.

Visit England

Highly Commended for Small Visitor Attraction of the Year, March 2016

One of five small visitor attractions to receive a national award in this category and the only one from the South West.

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South West Tourism

Silver for Small Visitor Attraction of the Year, February 2016

south west tourism attraction winner wheal martyn cornwall

Cornwall Tourism

Bronze for Small Visitor Attraction of the Year, November 2015

tourism attraction winner wheal martyn cornwall

Green Tourism

Silver Award

First awarded in 2013 and again in 2016 demonstrating our commitment to our community and environmentally sustainable business practices

green tourism

accredited museum

Full Museum Accreditation, retained in 2015 for the period until July 2018

Wheal Martyn first became an accredited museum in 1997 and retains it to this day.  The scheme is now administered by Arts Council England.

accredited museum

Queen's Award

Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Sustainable Development category, 2014

Awarded to both South West Lakes Trust and Wheal Martyn Trust collectively, demonstrating the Trust’s innovative approach and commitment to sustainable development.  This is the second time South West Lakes Trust received the accolade, the first being in 2010.

queens award

Investors In People

Awarded in 2015 as part of South West Lakes Trust’s periodic re-assessment

South West Lakes Trust have held the accreditation since 2002.  During the 2015 review Wheal Martyn employees were included in the assessment process.

investors in people