Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum and Country Park
Wheal Martyn, China Clay Country Park offers a great day out, set within 26 acres in the heart of Cornwall the picturesque site includes nature trails, woodland walks and is home to the UK's only china clay heritage centre, set amongst preserved remains of a Victorian clay works.
You'll see Cornwall's largest working waterwheel and stand back in awe at a spectacular view of a modern working clay pit! Witness modern mining in action, discover how the industry has changed over 250 years and the lives of those who lived and worked in the shadows of Cornwall's famous ‘white pyramids'.
There are ancient buildings to explore such as the crib hut and vintage commercial vehicles including a locomotive. The rich history of the clay industry is brought to life in the interactive centre which tells the story of china clay from past to present, has historic artifacts, photographs and audio visual displays.
There's a wonderful café, gift shop and children's play area.
Modern Industry Tours
Through the peak season Land Rover tours taking you through the modern mining process from the working pit through Fowey Docks from where the clay is exported. Pre-booked only, call for more information.