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Wheal Martyn

Wheal Martyn | Carthew, St Austell PL26 8XG, England
+44 1726 850362
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Very interesting to see how this industry operated however the map is not that simple to follow... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
Munrovia
What a delight.

We went here after the Eden Project and it was a contrast in almost all ways. This visit was so... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
David N
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Northamptonshire, 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.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“china clay” (121 reviews)
“working pit” (23 reviews)
“nature trail” (24 reviews)
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Wheal Martyn | Carthew, St Austell PL26 8XG, England
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Very interesting to see how this industry operated however the map is not that simple to follow - we found ourselves back tracking a few times. However certainly worth a visit and I am sure children would love it. Tea room is also worth a...More

Thank Munrovia
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We went here after the Eden Project and it was a contrast in almost all ways. This visit was so educational in so many ways. The unspoiled, bare presentation of real equipment, engineering, industrial process and working life was enjoyable and in its own way...More

Thank David N
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Had a enjoyable day out at this venue comfortable access to all routes around the gardens and museum. The museum is most informative and well laid out. The shop was well laid out. The one thing I did not like when attempting to take a...More

Thank misslady11
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2016

Thank you leaving a review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and am sorry you couldn't get the shots you wanted. I hope you will return to see us again soon.

Reviewed 8 October 2016

Excellent museum , friendly team and fascinating subject. The waterwheels showing the use of power in the Victorian era were excellent. Walking up to the viewing area to see 21st century mining was amazing. Who knew that china clay was used in so many products...More

Thank Kate K
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2016

Thank you for taking time to leave a review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit and got a really good feel for the size of the industry and China Clays many uses! I hope we will see you at Wheal Martyn again soon.

Reviewed 4 October 2016

Small, but very interesting and plenty to learn about for all ages. A good mixture of inside and outside A lovely little cafe too.

Thank LPayne2013
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2016

Thank you for leaving a review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and hope we will see you at Wheal Martyn again soon.

Reviewed 2 October 2016

A very interesting place giving its history , the figures outside the museum are quite beautiful, the cafe is very pleasant as is the food and drinks. On entering the museum it gives the history of the mine and its workings, you are then free...More

Thank Gary P
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2016

Thank you for taking time to leave a review. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit and really got a feel for what the site has to offer. I hope we can welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 2 October 2016

Who knew that this has been such an important industry. The site is quite extensive. Our guide walked us through and described each step of the china clay process.

1  Thank John W
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2016

Thank you for leaving a review. It is a little known part of the Cornish landscape and we hope we can share the story with many more people whilst they explore Cornwall. I hope we will see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 October 2016

We started by entering the China Clay Museum which was well laid out and included video information as well as all the expected static displays. We were able to see exactly how the process moved from the mined rock to the finished product and marvelled...More

Thank Marshall D
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2016

Thank you for leaving a review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit and got a real feel for the story we are telling. I am also glad you got to enjoy the delights of our café. Come and see us again soon.

Reviewed 30 September 2016

a great few hours spent wondering around and looking at this fantastic clay museum in the depths of Cornwall , im now in my late 40,s but as a kid these pits and clay tips was my back yard and spent many a good time...More

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Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2016

Thank you for leaving a review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your trip down memory lane. It can sometimes feel very different going back to an area that you knew as a child so I am so glad it was such an enjoyable experience...More

Reviewed 29 September 2016

Visited this attraction on a dull early September day. Lots to see in each of the buildings, we especially liked the re-constructed exhibits. Quite a bit of walking if you do the trails; we walked up to the quarry but couldn't see too much from...More

Thank Tpouvtn
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2016

Thank you for leaving a review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit. There is a fair amount of walking and it sounds like you made the most of what is on offer. A visit to the café is always a good way to...More

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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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