Wheal Martyn Clay Works

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Reopening update: Wheal Martyn will be reopen from Sunday 5th July with safety measures in place to ensure the safety of all visitors and staff. Find out more here. 

Discover Cornwall's secret at the UK's only china clay museum, set within 26 acres of atmospheric woodlands. 

Check out the original Victorian clay works, bursting at the seams with tools and machinery. Explore the real-life stories and tales of the industry which shaped the landscape and lives of people in mid-Cornwall. Find out about Cornwall's largest mining industry, past and present, and catch a glimpse of modern machines in action in the working clay pit. 

Take a stroll along the nature trails, woodland walks and adjoining 'Clay Trails', scattered with nature and heritage. Why not bring your dog along too? On your way, see if you can find the workers' historic crib hut, view the rather curious settling tanks and beautiful vintage vehicles, and see Cornwall's largest working water wheel.

Explore the interactive Discovery Centre indoors, featuring displays and exhibitions. Test your understanding of local dialects, try your strength against the village tug-o-war team and meet a Victorian kettle boy.

Children can get active on the adventure trail, dive into the dressing up box and let off steam in the play area. Keep an eye out for our exciting activities throughout the year! 

Facilities

  • Dogs Welcome
  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled WC
  • WiFi Available
  • Food & Drink
  • Picnic Area
  • Shop

Opening Times

  Open Closed
Sunday - Thursday 10am 5pm

Wheal Martyn will be reopen to visitors from Sunday 5th July with essential measures in place to ensure the museum and grounds are safe for all visitors and staff. 

Opening hours are 10.00am - 5.00pm, Sunday to Thursday.

The cafe will be open from 10.30am - 4.00pm, Sunday to Thursday. 

Prices

Adult 17+ £9.75
Children 0-5 FREE
Children 5-16 £5.50
Family Saver - 2 adults and 2 children £28.00
Family Saver - 2 Adults and up to 4 children £34.00

All visitors to Wheal Martyn will now need pre-book timed arrival slots online, including Residents’ Pass holders. This will ensure social distancing guidelines can be maintained. 

Contact Details

Wheal Martyn
Carthew
St. Austell
Cornwall
PL26 8XG

Telephone: 01726 850362
Email: info@wheal-martyn.com
Web: http://www.wheal-martyn.com

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Special Offers

Present your device to the cashier

£1 off per person (max 6 persons) at Wheal Martyn Clay Works
Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer or the family saver ticket.

Valid for the 2020 season

REF: For One & All Voucher