Wheal Martyn Museum + Country Park

Wheal Martyn Museum and Country Park, St Austell, Cornwall
Wheal Martyn Museum and Country Park, St Austell, Cornwall
Wheal Martyn Museum and Country Park, St Austell, Cornwall
Wheal Martyn Museum and Country Park, St Austell, Cornwall
Wheal Martyn Museum and Country Park, St Austell, Cornwall
Wheal Martyn Museum and Country Park, St Austell, Cornwall
Wheal Martyn Museum and Country Park, St Austell, Cornwall
Wheal Martyn
Carthew
Bodmin Road
St. Austell
Cornwall
PL26 8XG
Cornwall Tourism Awards 2015/2016 Gold
Green Tourism Business Scheme - Silver Award
Accessible
Dog Friendly

Whether you want to find out more about Cornwall’s billion pound China Clay mining industry, explore the Victorian clay works, visit the interactive discovery centre, stroll through the nature trails and woodland walks or give the kids chance to let off steam in acres of historic grounds, Wheal Martyn is truly unique and has something for everyone, even the dog!  You’ll also see Cornwall’s largest working waterwheel and at ‘Pit View’ be amazed by the spectacular modern working China Clay pit with giant machines in action.

What’s on offer at Wheal Martyn:

  • Indoor interactive displays telling the story of the men, women and children who lived, worked and played in the shadow of the china clay tips
  • Cornwall’s largest working water wheel
  • Fully preserved Victorian china clay works, machinery and equipment exhibitions
  • Vintage commercial vehicles and locomotive
  • Children’s woodland play area
  • Acres of nature trails and woodland walks teeming with wild flowers, birds and aquatic life
  • Visitor platform overlooking a working China Clay Pit
  • Licensed cafe with outside terrace offering the best Cornish food and drink
  • Gift shop selling a unique range of quality gifts and souvenirs

Wheal Martyn provides a superb combination of interest, education and fun for people of all ages.

In addition we also provide:

  • Children’s activity sheets
  • Guided tours by arrangement
  • Temporary Exhibitions
  • Children’s activity days (call for details)
  • Cycle/walking trail to St Austell and Eden Project (Part of the Clay Trails Project)
  • Free car/coach parking
  • Dogs on leads welcome throughout the site 
  • Open throughout the year (Closed over Christmas and New Year)

Opening times

19 January - 28 March - Open Sunday to Friday 10.00am – 4.00pm

29 March – 30 October - Open daily from 10.00am – 5.00pm

31 October – 23 December – Open daily – 10.00am – 4.00pm

Entrance Prices

Children (under 5) FREE

Children (5 to 16) £5.00

Adults £9.75

Concession (60+, students, with a valid NUS card) £8.00

Family (2 adults and 2 children) £27.00

Family (2 adults and up to 4 children) £33.00

Nearest Information Centre

2.4 Miles

Nearest Train Station

1.8 Miles

Nearby Accommodation

Nearby Beaches

3.2 Miles
3.4 Miles

Nearby Food & Drink