Everyone can enjoy a fantastic day out at Wheal Martyn Clay Works … even your dog.

Situated in the heart of Cornwall, Wheal Martyn is the perfect attraction to visit whether we’re enjoying sunny days or sheltering from rainy days. Discover stories and tales from the industry which shaped the landscape and lives of people in mid-Cornwall. Enjoy the unique and historic Wheal Martyn at your own pace; take a guided tour, follow a map or follow your nose and see what you can find, including:

The Settling Tanks – These rather curious and very beautiful settling pools played a very important role in the clay industry; today they’re still very beautiful and also home to a newt or two!

The Waterwheels – Discover how these giant feats of engineering helped in mining the clay.

The Crib Hut – See if you can find where the workers used to eat their crib … and find out what crib means!

The Wagon Huts – Wheal Martyn is home to beautiful vintage vehicles.

Pit View – Follow a woodland walk to the stunning Pit View overlooking modern machines in action in the working clay pit.

Children’s adventure trail – Get active on the outdoor adventure trail through the woods.

Flat Rod Tunnel – Can you squeeze yourself through the long tunnel?

Nature trails – Plenty of scope to reach your daily step count!

Indoor discovery centre – Engage with our interactive displays.

Families will love the open space, play area and play tables, dressing up, tug-o-war, trails, quizzes and the indoor discovery centre.

History lovers will enjoy the stories and tales of the industry.

Walkers will enjoy the nature trails, woodland walks and adjoining Clay Trails packed with wildlife and heritage along the way.

Dogs will love all the space to explore, canine drink stops and kennels at the café.

Everyone will love a pit stop in the café after all that fresh air and exploration; take time for a homemade lunch, a deliciously baked cake or a traditional Cornish Cream Tea.

Open daily from 10.00am.

Walks & Trails

woodland walking trails at wheal martyn


discovery centre wheal martyn museum

Pit View

pit view at wheal martyn museum in cornwall

Clay Trails

clay trails to walk at wheal martyn