museums and attractions

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Wheal Martyn Clay Works

Cornwall's largest working waterwheel
Cornwall's largest working waterwheel
Clay workers statues at Wheal Martyn
Clay workers statues at Wheal Martyn
1934 ERF lorry
1934 ERF lorry
1916 Peerless lorry
1916 Peerless lorry
Modern China Clay mining in action
Modern China Clay mining in action
Horse-drawn clay wagon
Horse-drawn clay wagon

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.

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Operator

Wheal Martyn Trust

Address

Carthew St Austell Cornwall PL26 8XG

  • 01726 850 362
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Open days

Daily Summer 1000-1700. Winter closes 1600.

Travel

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.

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