Buy a ticket - timed slots

Pre-book a timed slot to visit Wheal Martyn. Read more

Join the team

See the roles we are seeking at Wheal Martyn, including volunteering opportunities. Read more

Memory Cafe

Our Memory Cafe is on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, from 2.00pm - 4.00pm. Read more

Why visit

Dig deep and discover the special ingredient in your everyday life that still shapes Cornwall and the world today…china clay! It hides in your toothpaste, your paper, your car tyres and even your cosmetics. It’s a billion pound, global industry. We are telling the story of Cornwall’s secret, and the people who brought it to you, from the heart of Clay Country. Read more


To ensure our rich china clay heritage is preserved, understood and accessible to all, we develop and deliver a range of projects to further the aims of the charity. As a small museum we rely on project funding to support our education, engagement and curatorial work, as well as larger scale development projects. Read more

Citizen Curators

Our Citizen Curators programme is a free, work-based training programme in museum awareness and modern curatorial practice, aimed at volunteers from the local community. Read more

Fundraising events

Fundraising events are an important way of securing the funds we need to develop the work of our charity. Read more

Our Proud Roots - a family exploration of our proud roots

Proudly celebrating our local landscape, environment and people, Our Proud Roots is a chance to explore and reflect on what makes our place and community special, as seen through fresh eyes and with a new perspective in our changed world. This is a chance to re-discover nature and the wonderful effects it has on our body and soul! Read more

Activities at Home

We have a range of activities which are perfect for families and school children to take part in at home. Read more

Become a Friend

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. Read more

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