Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum and Country Park


Set in 26 acres of woodland amidst the remains of a Victorian china clay works in the historic Ruddle Valley, Wheal Martyn provides a fascinating day of discovery and adventure for all the family.

Located on the site of two former clay works, Wheal Martyn and Gomm, the park provides visitors with a fascinating insight into Cornwall’s largest mining industry. You’ll discover how china clay was mined, what it is used for, how it shaped the world today and what it meant to the families who lived in the area. Hidden away at the top of the grounds you’ll see a working clay pit and witness modern day mining in action! Wheal Martyn has Cornwall’s largest working water wheel, a nature trail, interactive exhibits in the visitor centre, activity sheets and a play area for the children.

There is a licensed café serving the best Cornish food and a gift shop for that special gift or unique souvenir at prices to suit all pockets. If you can spare just an hour or a whole day there is something for everyone no matter what the weather!


Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum and Country Park