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Following the footsteps of clay miners at Wheal Martyn

Heritage Ability Locations

Wheal Martyn Museum

  • Forest/Woodland
  • Historic
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Information centre
  • Cafe or shop

Experience the World’s only attraction celebrating Cornwall’s internationally important china clay mining industry, set within a family friendly country park. 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. 

Accessible activities

BSL Guided Tour - You can now enjoy the history and stories behind this place by borrowing a tablet loaded with British Sign Language videos at the site. You can also view them on our Heritage Ability Youtube channel using your own device. Make sure you’re subscribed!

Easy read interpretation - a guide which details the history and stories behind the site in plain English, supported by imagery.  Available now at Wheal Martyn or by clicking the image below.


Visual Guide - a guide to prepare you for your visit, detailing any unwelcome surprises. Visit Wheal Martyn's website here or download it directly here.

Large print format - coming soon in 2020

Staff and volunteers have received Disability Awareness Training and Deaf Awareness Training.

Contact Wheal Martyn Museum


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


01726 850362

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