Discover how Cornwall’s largest mining industry changed our lives and the lives of those who lived and worked in the shadows of the famous ‘White Pyramids’ over 250 years of mining history. Walk through the Victorian clay works and hear stories from the past. Witness modern clay mining in action from the spectacular Pit View and see blasting in action! Explore the 26 acres of woodlands and trails teeming with species on the once industrial site.

Wheal Martyn offers a flexible curriculum-linked education programme with led workshop activities delivered by our experienced Education Officer. We can create fun and engaging learning experiences to suit your needs. We support History, Geography, Geology, Science, English, Literacy, Citizenship, Business and Tourism, but there are many more curriculum links possible.

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Spring 2020 Newsletter

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