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Wheal Martyn

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wet day outing

The weather was very poor the day we visited . day 2 of Storm Callum. upon arriving we entered and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
APH0363
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Steeple Claydon, United Kingdom
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Fabulous Cakes

Took mum in for the umpteenth time for coffee and cake, once again we were not disappointed the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dave K
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The Park tells the story of the men, women and children who lived worked and played in the shadow of the clay tips around St Austell. With a history dating from 1746 to the present the museum is situated next to a modern clay pit which can be seen...more
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Wheal Martyn | Carthew, St Austell PL26 8XG, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The weather was very poor the day we visited . day 2 of Storm Callum. upon arriving we entered and the area was a little busy with clothes and stuff . It was soon explained to us that they were clearing up after a charity...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Took mum in for the umpteenth time for coffee and cake, once again we were not disappointed the selection of homemade cakes was to die for! Thank you very much, we will be back.

Thank Dave K
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

So glad you enjoyed them. We will see you again soon.

Reviewed 5 days ago

I have never given 5 stars before, well worth a visit. Saw this on the way and decided to pop in. What a delight. We ate in the restaurant before we went into the museum and beyond. Can honestly say it was the best food...More

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Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit, story of the industry and obviously made the most of what the site has to offer. Our café endeavours to make as much as they can in house, sourcing as many ingredients...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

a nice little café but the attraction was oh so boring, there are many better attractions to visit in Cornwall. we couldn't get out of there quick enough.More

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Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. I am sorry you felt that way. As you can gather from a lot of our other reviews people who come along generally have a lovely time so I am sorry you didn't feel that way as well. I hope...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having never visited before we had no idea what to expect. We went along on a family fun day and were not disappointed. The crafts and forest school had the children entertained for hours. The site itself and grounds were wonderful even on a damp...More

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Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. I am so glad you came along to see us and enjoyed the fun day. WE love doing a bit of arts and crafts and it seems to be a hit with the children. We look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely museum and cafe. Very interesting and informative. Well set out EXCEPT why did they hide a lovely old steam engine behind a lovely old lorry? And Not light either of them adequately. The rest of the museum was delightful but for this.

Thank GrannyweatherwaxUK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here by chance a couple of years ago, looking for somewhere dog friendly. We have had three visits now, the woods are fantastic to walk through, with plenty of signage about old mine workings etc. The museum is very interesting, again fully dog...More

Thank louisa p
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. I am so glad you enjoy visiting and keep coming back to see us. It is a lovely site to walk around. We will look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took ourselves and the dog to Wheal Martyn. All of us enjoyed our time there, and found the guided tour very informative and engaging. The cafe had a good selection of food. Dog was made to feel welcome.

Thank Eleanor F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very informative museum, followed by a stroll (with some climbing) around the workings of the old mine. I ended up at the top, overlooking the current mine workings; she bailed out and took the chance to rest her feet! There could be better signage...More

Thank Rowley51
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having heard about the China Clay industry throughout our time in Cornwall we decided to visit the museum and see it for ourselves. We arrived just as a guided tour provided by the museum was setting off so we joined it and was very glad...More

Thank Sally N
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit. The guided tours do give a great insight into the industry. Our different varieties of scones go down very well and do bring people back to keep trying them! I hope we...More

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mandajanesnell
21 August 2016|
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Response from eddsup | Reviewed this property |
Id say no, even though some of it is inside, you have to walk outside between the different buildings which are not very insulated so it will be cold and drafty.
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cornwallcrazy
11 August 2015|
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Response from James G |
Hello, dogs are welcome throughout the site with the exception of the cafe, however they are allowed in the atrium area adjacent to the cafe where there are a number of tables and chairs available so that visitors with dogs... More
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cornwallcrazy
11 August 2015|
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Response from matthew l | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are, but not on the carpeted area. There is a hard floored indoors area in the reception, and a (lovely) weather dependent area outside. You can walk the dog through the cafe to get outside and the staff are very... More
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