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Wheal Martyn

Wheal Martyn | Carthew, St Austell PL26 8XG, England
+44 1726 850362
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A lovely little history lesson.

We came upon this museum by accident on a wet day in October, driving around. Although my 16 year... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2016
w31end
Fantastic peace of Cornish Hostory

Wow. What a great place to visit. During our visit anywhere we always like to do something that... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2016
merlinsquest
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The Park tells the story of the men, women and children who lived worked and played in the shadow of the clay tips around St Austell. With a history dating from 1746 to the present the museum is situated next to a modern clay pit which can be seen from a spectacular viewing platform. Cafe and shop with Cornish produce.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“china clay” (122 reviews)
“working pit” (23 reviews)
“nature trail” (24 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Wheal Martyn | Carthew, St Austell PL26 8XG, England
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

We came upon this museum by accident on a wet day in October, driving around. Although my 16 year old was not enthused at first, it turned into a lovely visit and we learnt a lot more about Cornish History. The volunteers were very knowledgeable...More

Thank w31end
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Wow. What a great place to visit. During our visit anywhere we always like to do something that tells us about the area. Wheat Martyn's is exceptional at this. Their exhibition on China Clay is well put together. As you walk around you get a...More

Thank merlinsquest
Reviewed 21 October 2016

This must be one of the best places to visit in mid-Cornwall as there is a lot to see, and something to keep all ages busy. Although not cheap to enter worth the money for the quality of the restoration and all the information concerning...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Very interesting to see how this industry operated however the map is not that simple to follow - we found ourselves back tracking a few times. However certainly worth a visit and I am sure children would love it. Tea room is also worth a...More

Thank Munrovia
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We went here after the Eden Project and it was a contrast in almost all ways. This visit was so educational in so many ways. The unspoiled, bare presentation of real equipment, engineering, industrial process and working life was enjoyable and in its own way...More

Thank David N
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Had a enjoyable day out at this venue comfortable access to all routes around the gardens and museum. The museum is most informative and well laid out. The shop was well laid out. The one thing I did not like when attempting to take a...More

Thank misslady11
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2016

Thank you leaving a review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and am sorry you couldn't get the shots you wanted. I hope you will return to see us again soon.

Reviewed 8 October 2016

Excellent museum , friendly team and fascinating subject. The waterwheels showing the use of power in the Victorian era were excellent. Walking up to the viewing area to see 21st century mining was amazing. Who knew that china clay was used in so many products...More

Thank Kate K
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2016

Thank you for taking time to leave a review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit and got a really good feel for the size of the industry and China Clays many uses! I hope we will see you at Wheal Martyn again soon.

Reviewed 4 October 2016

Small, but very interesting and plenty to learn about for all ages. A good mixture of inside and outside A lovely little cafe too.

Thank LPayne2013
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2016

Thank you for leaving a review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and hope we will see you at Wheal Martyn again soon.

Reviewed 2 October 2016

A very interesting place giving its history , the figures outside the museum are quite beautiful, the cafe is very pleasant as is the food and drinks. On entering the museum it gives the history of the mine and its workings, you are then free...More

Thank Gary P
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2016

Thank you for taking time to leave a review. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit and really got a feel for what the site has to offer. I hope we can welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 2 October 2016

Who knew that this has been such an important industry. The site is quite extensive. Our guide walked us through and described each step of the china clay process.

1  Thank John W
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2016

Thank you for leaving a review. It is a little known part of the Cornish landscape and we hope we can share the story with many more people whilst they explore Cornwall. I hope we will see you again soon.

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mandajanesnell
Is it worthwhile going in wet weather ?
21 August 2016|
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Response from eddsup | Reviewed this property |
Id say no, even though some of it is inside, you have to walk outside between the different buildings which are not very insulated so it will be cold and drafty.
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cornwallcrazy
are dogs allowed in the cafe on a lead
11 August 2015|
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Response from James G |
Hello, dogs are welcome throughout the site with the exception of the cafe, however they are allowed in the atrium area adjacent to the cafe where there are a number of tables and chairs available so that visitors with dogs... More
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