We would like to say a huge thank you to all the organisations and individuals listed below, and those who have given anonymously, who have generously supported our work, either financially or through partnership working. Their contribution is crucial to ensuring that this special place is preserved and accessible for the enjoyment of the local community and visitors. Each and every gift is appreciated.

Project funders

  • Arts Council England
  • National Lottery Heritage Fund
  • Garfield Weston Foundation
  • Foyle Foundation
  • Historic England
  • The Pilgrim Trust
  • Virridor Credits – Pennon Environmental Award
  • Cornwall Council
  • Cornwall Heritage Trust
  • The Hobson Charity
  • St. Austell Town Council
  • Association for Industrial Archaeology
  • Clay Country Local Action Group
  • Community Development Foundation
  • Cornwall Community Foundation
  • Cornwall Rural Community Charity
  • Duke of Cornwall Benevolent Fund
  • Feast
  • Pavilion Dance South West
  • The Carew Pole Trust
  • The Norman Family Charitable Trust
  • The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation
  • The Tanner Trust
  • Viscountess Boyd Charitable Trust

Business sponsors (projects)

  • Imerys Minerals Ltd.

Business sponsors (events)

  • Santander Bank
  • Ecclesiastical
  • A and T Services
  • Cornwall College
  • Far Post Design Ltd.
  • Maen Karne
  • Metters and Welby Architects
  • Rock View Vets, Roche
  • St. Austell Brewery
  • St. Austell Print

Friends of Wheal Martyn

Thank you to all our Friends who support the charity annually though our Friends scheme with donations ranging from £25.00 to £250. 

Our volunteers

Too numerous to mention by name, we would like to say a huge thank you to all those who currently volunteer or have volunteered in the past, for giving so much time, energy and dedication to the museum and the China Clay History Society in pursuit of our charitable objects.

Special thanks

To the late Mr Barry Grime, a former trustee of Wheal Martyn, Friend for Life and member of the China Clay History Society Committee.


  • Cornwall Council
  • St. Austell Town Council
  • Treverbyn Parish Council
  • Cornwall Museums Partnership
  • Cornish Ming World Heritage Site
  • Kernow Education Arts Partnership
  • Cornwall Music Education Hub
  • The Sensory Trust
  • Living Options Devon, Heritage Ability Project