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Wheal Martyn

Wheal Martyn | Carthew, St Austell PL26 8XG, England
+44 1726 850362
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A must do

A very warm welcome. Great information boards. Really well laid out for young and old. A fantastic... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Titman9
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Axminster, United Kingdom
great day out

We went here on the spur of the moment and had a very interesting day. We also had lunch which was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
jacqueline a
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“china clay” (121 reviews)
“working pit” (22 reviews)
“nature trail” (23 reviews)
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Wheal Martyn | Carthew, St Austell PL26 8XG, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A very warm welcome. Great information boards. Really well laid out for young and old. A fantastic local pasty for lunch. Will go back with grandchildren.

Thank Titman9
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went here on the spur of the moment and had a very interesting day. We also had lunch which was really good. Walked up to the working pit so you could watch how the clay is extracted today and then you could compare it...More

Thank jacqueline a
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a family meet at the fun day of the May bank holiday, although it was raining there was plenty to keep an active 4 year old plus assorted adults entertained and absorbed for hours. A mix of history, active exhibits and a sense...More

Thank sarianpaul
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We come here for forest school and really enjoy it. I now have a year pass which is great for days out. The children love it. Lots to see and loads of nice walks. The cafe is wonderful! The food is excellent. I love the...More

Thank minky o
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the cafe as lunch time on the Easter Saturday as a 80th birthday treat. We were not given our full order and when we enquired we were asked to pay again for the missing items? Eventually they admitted they made a mistake but...More

Thank Kestel
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The Museum was very good although some of the technology needs updating . We walked into the cafe to find lots of uncleared tables from previous customers and a large group having there cream tea they had ordered 9 in total but asked when they...More

Thank wills1960
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Can't recommend this place enough, great walks around the grounds, insight into the past as well as the present day workings. Friendly and informative tour guides. Food in the café was good too. Genuinely can't fault this place!

Thank Postiedan
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This is a surprising little Museum with a good under cover. But the best part is the walk around the grounds which show the old workings with a walk up through beautiful woodland to the new quarry. A lovely couple of hours.

Thank Babyalmie
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Went to Wheal Martyn with the family, four kids of all ages. Quiet when we were there, very well laid out museum with informative and interactive displays. Great nature walks and kids adventure course, and a nice walk up to the open working clay pit....More

Thank MrBouali
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Wow! What an amazing little museum. We spent several hours walking around the exhibits and I tractive displays. An amazing amount of artifacts on display. Very informative and we'll laid out. Lovely walk up to the view of the current working mine. Nice cafes for...More

Thank AJH59
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mandajanesnell
Is it worthwhile going in wet weather ?
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
are dogs allowed in the cafe on a lead
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
are dogs allowed in the cafe on a lead
11 August 2015|
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