Days Out & Attractions

Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum


19 March 2020

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we have taken the difficult decision to close Wheal Martyn and postpone all events, activities and exhibitions until further notice.

We are saddened that this means that we are unable to launch our new facilities in April as planned but very much look forward to sharing these with you as soon as we are able.

In the meantime, we will be sharing stories of our heritage and introducing new inspiring and creative ways to get involved with Wheal Martyn via our social media channels. Do follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter to keep updated.

We wish all our visitors, supporters, volunteers, staff and the wider community the very best during these challenging times.

Keep safe and we look forward seeing you online, and hopefully in person before too long!

The Wheal Martyn Team

Wheal Martyn in St Austell is Cornwall’s only China Clay mining museum, in fact it is the UK’s only china clay mining museum. The museum tells the story of the mining industry, which is still alive today. 

Set in 26 acres of grounds, Wheal Martyn incorporates a preserved Victorian clay works and gives insight into this important industry which shaped the lives, landscape and economy of the Clay Country which surrounds St Austell and beyond.

The museum provides opportunities for everyone to learn, be inspired and engage. During your visit you can interact with their vast collection of artefacts, archives, built heritage and environment within their unique and special grounds.

Wheal Martyn is located in the village of Carthew, between St. Austell and Bugle on the B3274, 2 miles north of St. Austell and 6 miles from the Innis Downs junction on the A30 dual carriageway. Open daily from 10am to 5pm,Click here to visit their website for full details.

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