Wheal Martyn

Published on June 04, 2018 10:27 am


As the UK’s only China Clay mining experience, visitors to this attraction can expect to find interactive exhibitions, discover the modern day industry in action and explore woodland play areas and nature trails and walks.

Wheal Martyn is home to the UK’s only china clay mining museum. The museum tells the story of Cornwall’s largest mining industry, an industry still alive today.

The museum, set in 26 acres of grounds, incorporating a preserved Victorian clay works gives a fascinating insight into this important industry which shaped the lives, landscape and economy of Cornwall’s Clay Country and beyond.

Wheal Martyn Trust is a charity, incorporating a fully Accredited Museum which cares for an extensive collection of industry artefacts, a Scheduled Ancient Monument and Site of Special Scientific Interest.  The charity works to provide opportunities for everyone to learn, be inspired and engage with this important aspect of Cornwall’s mining history.

As a Charity, the museum provides opportunities for everyone to learn, be inspired by and interact with our vast collection of artefacts and archives, the built heritage and environment within our unique and special grounds.

Find out more: www.wheal-martyn.com

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