Unique location

Set in 26 acres of woodland, nestling in the Ruddle Valley on the outskirts of St. Austell, Wheal Martyn is home to the UK’s only China Clay Museum and Heritage Centre.

  • • Ample free car parking and out of town location
  • • Only six miles from the A30 at Innis Downs
  • • Walking distance from St. Austell
  • • Rail links to St. Austell, just two miles away

Conference suite

Perfect for meetings, seminars and training…
Close to the museum and within the grounds of two former clay works is the Wheal Martyn conference suite.  The tranquil setting of the conference building provides a perfect environment for conferences, meetings and training events. At Wheal Martyn we provide excellent customer service and will make organising your meeting simple.

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+Room Details

The room offers flexible space with a range of set-up options, shown below is the maximum numbers accommodated by various room layouts:

Layout Accommodates
Boardroom style 30 delegates
Classroom 30 delegates
Horseshoe 20 delegates
Theatre style 45 delegates
Cabaret style 24 delegates – facing front
32 – 40 – seated all around table


The room hire rate includes the use of the following equipment and services:

  • TV, video and DVD
  • LCD projector and screen
  • Over head projector
  • Flip charts, pads and pens
  • Wi-Fi
  • Photocopy and fax
  • Spring water cooler
  • Break out room and buffet area

In addition delegates can enjoy complimentary access to the Museum and Country Park during refreshment breaks.

The venue offers free parking for up to 80 cars.

The conference room is fully accessible and vehicular access direct to the building can be arranged.

+Catering Arrangements

We can offer a wide range of catering options, including the following:

  • Refreshments, teas and coffees
  • Business breakfasts
  • Hot or cold finger buffets
  • Hot or cold fork buffets
  • Evening meals
  • Cream teas and cakes

Please contact us for a full list of catering options and we are also happy to tailor menus to meet your specific needs.

Contact details

For more information and prices please email or call 01726 850362

Your booking will help to support the work of the Wheal Martyn Trust.

Profits from our trading activities help to fund the valuable work of our charity in its role of safeguarding the industrial and social heritage of Cornwall’s important China Clay industry.