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Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum and Country Park

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Wheal Martyn offers a great day out for everyone, set within 26 acres in the heart of Cornwall on the site of two former clay pits, the picturesque site includes nature trails, woodland walks and is home to the UK's only china clay heritage centre, set amongst the preserved remains of a Victorian clay works.

The Museum and discovery centre tells the story of Cornwall's Billion pound china clay mining industry which is brought to life in the interactive centre telling the story from past to present and has historic artefacts, photographs and audio visual displays. The story is brought up to date with a fantastic view at the top of the site into two working clay pits where you will see monstrous machines in action!

You will also see Cornwall's largest working waterwheel and there are ancient buildings to explore such as the crib hut, industry tools and artefacts and vintage commercial vehicles including a locomotive and Peerless lorry.

The site truly offers something for all age groups.

General Information:

  • Gift shop (disabled access)

  • Toilets

  • Cafe serving Cornish produce

  • Childrens challenge trail and play area.

  • Off road cycling along the clay trails from the car park

  • Picnic areas

  • Dogs welcome on lead

    Free parking

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    Just 6 miles from the A30 at Innis Downs on the B3274 two mile north of St. Austell. Follow the brown signs.

    Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum and Country Park Postcode for SatNav: PL26 8XG


    +44 (0)1726 850 362
    +44 (0)1726 850 362

    St. Austell
    PL26 8XG

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