Wheal Martyn Clay Works

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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

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

Opening Times

Open daily: 10.00am - 5.00pm 

Winter opening: 10.00am - 4.00pm 

Visit our WEBSITE for more detail. 

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

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 2019 season

REF: For One & All Voucher