Step behind the scenes of a china clay museum to join the team before they open to the public! Help to get the Victorian clay works and Scheduled Ancient Monument ready for the day by diverting water, using sluices and priming the slurry pump to wake up our two water wheels. Along the way, learn all about Victorian engineering and the china clay industry. Enjoy the peace of our historic grounds early in the morning and look out for wildlife before enjoying a crib time breakfast bap in our cosy cafe. Feel free to explore the museum and grounds at your leisure for the rest of the day. Dogs welcome on leads.
Wheal Martyn tells the story of the china clay industry throughout the years, how it is Cornwall’s largest mining industry and has shaped the landscape, lives of people and economy of mid-Cornwall for over 250 years. Immerse yourself in our working Victorian clay works, explore the 26 acre site and have a fantastic day out.
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