Days Out & Attractions

Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum

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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