Wheal Martyn



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Set within 26 acres of woodland, Wheal Martyn provides a fascinating day out for everyone. The site includes the UK's only China Clay Museum, set within a complete 19th-century clay works. It tells the story of Cornwall's most important present day industry. Key features are Cornwall's largest working water wheel, spectacular views of a wooden working clay pit with monstrous machines at work, nature trails, children's challenge trail, play area, indoor interactive displays, café and gift shop. Fun, discovery and adventure for all the family.

Wheal Martyn
Carthew, ST AUSTELL, PL26 8XG
Phone : 01726 850362


  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
  • All buildings accessible, some outdoor walks not suitable due to nature of landscape
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open all year, Apr-Oct 10-5; Nov-Mar 10-4 (last admission 60mins before closing)

About the area

Discover Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

Cornwall has just about everything – wild moorland landscapes, glorious river valley scenery, picturesque villages and miles of breathtaking coastline. With more than 80 surfing spots, there are plenty of sporting enthusiasts who also make their way here to enjoy wave-surfing, kite surfing and blokarting.

In recent years, new or restored visitor attractions have attracted even more visitors to the region; the Eden Project is famous for its giant geodesic domes housing exotic plants from different parts of the globe, while nearby the Lost Gardens of Heligan has impressive kitchen gardens and a wildlife hide.

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