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Wheal Martyn, St Austell

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.2/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web
Set in 26 acres of woodland and amongst the remains of a Victorian china clay works nestled in the historic Ruddle Valley Wheal Martyn provides a fascinating day of discovery and adventure for everyone
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  • 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 ...  read more »
  • 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 am...  read more »
  • Small, but very interesting and plenty to learn about for all ages. A good mixture of inside and outside A lovely little cafe too. 
  • Come here for a great day out with family and learn a lot about China clay.
  • Wheal Martyn is a very interesting and educational place, teaching you about clay mining and production in Cornwall. There are some uneven stone steps to climb and it's quite an uphill walk to the quarry. We thought we'd have a panini in the cafe afterwards, so we ordered 4. Some time later we were brought 1 panini and told they'd run out, the rest of us could have soup. Why not tell us before making the span panini
  • Really educational. Worth a look. The pit face is enormous.
  • Explore Cornwall's rich mining history and start your journey around the clay trails.
  • Very interesting, you can learn a lot about the history of sound in the region and how tedious it was formerly. Definitely worth a visit.
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