Wheal Martyn

Address : Carthew
Town/City : St Austell
County : Cornwall
Country : England
Post code : PL26 8XG
Phone : 01726 850362
Web Site :  www.wheal-martyn.com

The UK's only China Clay Museum plus so much more...

  • cornwall_whealm226 acre Country Park with woodland walks
  • Tools and machinery that will enthral all ages
  • Interactive displays bring the story to life
  • Cornwall's largest working waterwheel
  • A chance to see modern mining in action at pit view!
  • Children's challenge trail and play area
  • Great access to the Clay Trails cycle route
  • Dogs welcome throughout the site

Also a wonderful cafe serving homemade meals and Cornish fayre and a wonderful gift shop stocking a wide range of gifts including local pottery, books and jewellery.

Set in 26 acres of woodland, nestling in the historic Ruddle Valley on the outskirts of St Austell, Wheal Martyn provides a fascinating day out for all the family. The Musuem, now a partner of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site, is set in the grounds of two former working china clay pits and provides visitors with a fascinating insight into china clay - how it was mined, what is was used for and what it meant for the families who lived in the area.

Whether you want to find out more about Cornwall's rich China Clay heritage in the interactive visitor centre, fancy exploring the nature trails complete with children's woodland play area and adventure course, or want a unique view of a modern China Clay pit at work with monitor jets and giant machinery, the China Clay Country Park has something for everyone.

Directions: Just six miles from the A30 at Innis Downs on the B3274, two miles north of St. Austell

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