August 2023

Explore Wheal Martyn this summer for a fantastic day out. A ticket gives you return access all year round, so come back as many times as you like to enjoy it all again! 

Here’s 25 things to do on your visit… 

1. See Cornwall’s largest working waterwheel in action – can you follow the water’s journey? 

2. Then…find the smaller waterwheel too!

3. How many piskies can you spot around the grounds? 

4. Find out about a surprising product that contains china clay – did you know toothpaste contains it? 

5. Find your way up to ‘Pit View’ where you can see amazing views of a working clay pit. 

6. Explore the nature trail with a four-legged friend. 

7. Go inside a crib hut and imagine what it was like for workers to eat their lunch inside it! 

8. Can you see any insects in the water of the settling tanks? 

9. Run off some steam in the children’s adventure trail. 

10. Spot the ERF lorry in the wagon hut. 

11. Can you see a lily pad? 

12. Get creative with clay and paint some pottery! 

13. Take a photo with the iconic clay statues at the front of the museum.  

14. Creep through the flat rod tunnel. 

15. Explore the historic trail – how many different pieces of machinery can you see? 

16. Explore our Earth Treasures trail – experience the sights, sounds and smells of nature and industry combined. 

17. Find the Gomm Engine House – what do you think it was used for? 

18. Enjoy some Cornish music with the Mevagissey Quaynotes on Thursday 24 August, Acapella Moonshine on Saturday 2 September and Joe Francis on Thursday 7 September. 

19. Visit the Clayworks exhibition to see some fascinating artwork by clay artists Stuart Thorn and Jenny Beavan. 

20. Sell some clothes and pick up some new ones at our clothes swap fundraiser on Thursday 14 September. 

21. Have a play with the musical instruments in the woods.  

22. Follow the path of water running throughout the grounds. 

23. Enjoy a treat in the café.  

24. Stand inside the Lee Moor engine! 

25. Sit on one of the sensory benches – what you can you hear, see, smell and feel?