This unique and special place tells the story of Cornwall’s largest mining industry, an industry still alive today, and in the shadows of Cornwall’s iconic ‘white pyramids’. The museum is set within 26 acres of wonderful woodland and a beautifully preserved Victorian china clay works.
- Souvenir Shop
- Part disabled access
Wheal Martyn Trust
Carthew St Austell Cornwall PL26 8XG
Daily Summer 1000-1700. Winter closes 1600.
By Rail: St. Austell / 2 miles
A great day out for everyone, set amongst the preserved remains of a Victorian clay works. There is an interactive discovery centre, industry tools and artefacts, Cornwall’s largest working waterwheel and much more!
There are vintage commercial vehicles including an 1934 ERF lorry, 1926 Peerless lorry, clay wagon and 1899 Lee Moor tramway Peckett on display.
At the peak of the site you’ll discover a vast modern working clay pit and there is a fantastic children’s challenge trail and cycle.