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.

As the only china clay mining museum in the UK, our work is important; for example, we care for and preserve over 2,500 objects and artefacts, preserve a Scheduled Ancient Monument (the Victorian Clay Works), provide educational opportunities, and inspire communities by generating engagement with our heritage.

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How to become a Friend

To become a Friend, all we ask for is an annual donation. Our suggested minimum annual donation is £25 per person, but any regular contribution, big or small, will be hugely valued in helping us to further the work of the museum. 

You can also give a Friends membership as a gift – a present that lasts all year and adds that extra special, thoughtful touch.

You can become a friend online today by clicking the link below.people listening to a speaker outside

Become a Friend of Wheal Martyn

Benefits of being a Friend

  • Free admission for 12 months
  • Invitations to exclusive Friends events
  • Regular updates
  • Supporting our work to preserve Cornwall’s china clay mining heritage for future generations

Friend for Life

Become a Friend for Life, with a one off payment of £1,001 or more, please contact Colin Vallance directly if you would like to support us in this way. 

Benefits of being a Friend for Lifechildren doing a creative activity at Wheal Martyn

  • Invitation to exhibition opening receptions
  • Acknowledgement in publications
  • Acknowledgement in the foyer
  • Free admission for 12 months
  • Invitations to exclusive Friends events
  • Regular updates
  • Supporting our work to preserve Cornwall’s china clay mining heritage for future generations