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Wheal Martyn

Wheal Martyn | Carthew, St Austell PL26 8XG, England
+44 1726 850362
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Lunch at the cafe

Returned to the cafe his week and feel the previous review about greasy spoon is unrepresentative... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
HMS123456
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Much more interesting than we thought!

Not the best weather on the day we visited with our puppy but we spent a really interesting 90... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
purplejoey
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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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 from a spectacular viewing platform. Cafe and shop with Cornish produce.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“china clay” (143 reviews)
“nature trail” (28 reviews)
“working pit” (25 reviews)
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Wheal Martyn | Carthew, St Austell PL26 8XG, England
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+44 1726 850362
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"china clay"
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"nature trail"
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"working pit"
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"pit view"
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"clay works"
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"working quarry"
in 9 reviews
"clay pits"
in 9 reviews
"viewing platform"
in 18 reviews
"outdoor exhibits"
in 5 reviews
"interesting museum"
in 13 reviews
"water wheel"
in 6 reviews
"teddy bear"
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"nice cafe"
in 11 reviews
"guided tour"
in 12 reviews
"country park"
in 9 reviews
"industrial history"
in 6 reviews
"coffee and cake"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Returned to the cafe his week and feel the previous review about greasy spoon is unrepresentative and unfair. Had the quiche and it was fabulous , very cheesy and very tasty. Cafe has been updated since I last wrote. Had carrot cake on our way...More

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

Thank you for leaving a review. I am so pleased you came back and enjoyed your visit. We have a great variety of cakes so hopefully something for all to enjoy. I hope we will see you again soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not the best weather on the day we visited with our puppy but we spent a really interesting 90 minutes touring the site. The information boards and amount of things to look at were really informative although we did get the feeling we weren’t looking...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with our 2 young children (3yr old & 11mnth old) Our 3yr old was loaned a hard hat, activity bag & binoculars which we thought was a lovely touch & he really enjoyed using them. The museum was very informative & well set...More

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Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I am so glad you enjoyed your recent visit and made the most of what was on offer. I apologise for the problem with you order but am glad you enjoyed it once it arrived! I hope we will see...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

discount if you have receipt from eden project! very interesting,learnt a lot. luckily rain held off!

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Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit, I hope you can come and see us again soon.

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Reviewed 14 February 2018

The museum and exhibits are very interesting and Wheal Martyn is a must for any visitor wanting to explore Cornish culture and see the “real” Cornwall especially with a drive through the neighbouring villages. So why only a score of 4? It was the Pasty!...More

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Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and you hit the nail on the head with the exploring Cornish culture. I apologise for the pasty, they used to be really good but we have also noticed they have gone down...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Went with some of the family aged from 4 to 69 years. I was surprised how interesting it was and there was something for everyone. Once in all the attractions were signposted and there are several ‘routes’ to follow. There is ‘treasure hunt’ for the...More

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Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

Thank you for your review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit and found it catered for the whole family. I apologise for the café service but am glad you enjoyed your food. I look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Called in here just for the shop as we’ve done the attraction before and the weather wasn’t brilliant (a lot is outside.) Shop is well-stocked with local gifts and books and staff were friendly and helpful. Called into the cafe but no one was there...More

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Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Thank you for your review. I am so glad you come and make the most of the shop and our local gifts. The café is open everyday so I apologise no one was around to help you. I hope we will see you here again...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Spent quite a few hours here, an open pit clay mine. Good value for money pay for first visit keep the ticket and renter free for the rest of the year. Both an indoor and out door attraction.

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Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

We went as a large group with prior notice to a Wheal Martyn for lunch and a tour. Unfortunately the lunch took ages to arrive although all pre- ordered. Once it had been served it was very nice.The tour afterwards was excellent and informative.More

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Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you for your review. I apologise for the delay in receiving your meals but am glad you enjoyed them once they had arrived. I am pleased you enjoyed your guided tour, they give a great insight into out site and the clay mining industry....More

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Reviewed 12 December 2017

Really enjoyed our time here looking around the historical trail, walking up to the view point, walking the nature trail and having good coffee and cake in the café. Well done to all involved.

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Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Thank you for your review. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit. We have a small but committed team who look after Wheal Martyn who will be delighted with your comments. I hope we will see you here again soon.

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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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