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Wheal Martyn Clay Works

  • St Austell
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Tourist Attractions

Attraction Information

Fun, discovery and adventure for everyone! Wheal Martyn Clay Works is bursting at the seams with tools, machinery and real stories of Cornwall’s largest mining industry.

Follow the historic trail to discover the processes and follow in the footsteps of the clay workers, explore ancient buildings such as the crib hut, pan kiln, flat rod tunnel and much more. You will see Cornwall's largest working waterwheel, industry tools and artefacts and vintage commercial vehicles including a locomotive. At the peak of the site you'll stand back in awe as you discover a spectacular view of a modern working clay pit with monstrous machines at work and if you are lucky you may even get to see blasting in the pit!

Children can don a hard hat while they explore, test their strength against the local tug-o-war team or try out the children's adventure trail. Dogs are welcome throughout the site and there is a wonderful cafe and gift shop catering for the needs of the whole family.

  • The UK's only china clay mining museum
  • Great fun whatever the weather
  • Pit View overlooks modern machines in the working clay pit
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Opening hours

Open daily: 10:00 - 17:00
Winter opening: 10:00 - 16:00


General Admission
Adults (17+): £9.75
Kids (5-16): £5.50
Under 5's: Free
Family from £28.00

Travel & Contact Information


Wheal Martyn, Carthew, St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 8XG, England

Phone number

01726 850362



Click here to visit Wheal Martyn Clay Works' website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Wheal Martyn Clay Works is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Wheal Martyn Clay Works have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Wheal Martyn Clay Works has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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