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Dig deep and discover the special ingredient in our everyday lives that still shapes Cornwall and our world today – china clay! It hides in your toothpaste, mugs, paper, tyres and even your cosmetics.
A unique indoor and outdoor museum, Wheal Martyn tells the story of Cornwall’s ‘secret’ billion pound industry, and the people who brought it to you, from the heart of Clay Country.
Immerse yourself in the historic grounds of the Victorian clay works, bursting at the seams with tools, machinery, waterwheels, artefacts and stories. Explore woodland trails and green space, let off steam in the play area and discover spectacular views of modern clay mining overlooking the working pit.
An inspiring day out packed with culture, nature and family-friendly fun.
From 1 November 2022 to 31 March 2023, residents of Cornwall can purchase annual admission to Wheal Martyn for a discounted rate of just £9.00 per adult and £5.00 per child (those under 5 go free).
Wheal Martyn Clay Works runs a full programme of events and exhibitions throughout the year - some of these are featured below. Visit their website for full information.
Dress up in your festive finery for a fun filled day full of Christmas activities, meet Father Christmas, wreath-making, clay decorations and more!
Make a treasured gift and memory by printing your cherished dog’s foot onto ceramic or into a clay tile.
A ceramic painting workshop where your inner artist is nurtured and supported as you learn more about different glazing techniques.