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Wheal Martyn

Wheal Martyn | Carthew, St Austell PL26 8XG, England
+44 1726 850362
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Fascinating, and the guide was excellent

The staff are overflowing with knowledge and enthusiasm. The museum itself is fascinating but the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
NicoWilson
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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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It,s even good from under a brolly!!

A rainy day in Cornwall for 4 adults and we decided to visit Wheal Martyn. Armed with large... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
swissroll93
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Gravesend, 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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  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“china clay” (125 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff are overflowing with knowledge and enthusiasm. The museum itself is fascinating but the jewel in the crown is the local volunteer gentleman who led the tour. He was able to explain in very simple terms how China clay is mined and processed and...More

Thank NicoWilson
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit, we are so lucky with our volunteers, most of which have had first hand experience in the industry. Next time you will have to come along when the sun is shining!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A rainy day in Cornwall for 4 adults and we decided to visit Wheal Martyn. Armed with large umbrellas from the ticket office we set off on our tour of the china clay museum. We all throughly enjoyed the displays on offer. The visit ended...More

Thank swissroll93
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for leaving a review. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit despite the weather! Come and see us again if you are in the area and try the cake next time, they are delicious!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice museum. Dog friendly - apart from the cafe, although there are a couple of comfy tables and chairs outside the cafe but inside the building where you can enjoy your food with the dog beside you. Interesting museum inside but a bit obscure...More

Thank dave v
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for leaving a review. I am glad you enjoyed your recent visit. One of the main parts of our museum is the Victorian works that we are based around, telling the story of how they used to mine the clay so I am...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An amzing attraction with so much to see and enjoy. Nice walks around the site and an excellent tea shop with delicious cakes. Staff exceptional, informative and friendly.

Thank Fiddlydee
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 13 June 2017

We visited on a,grey day and truthfully did not expect much but this place was a real find and well worth a visit. It is completely dog friendly. The museum and displays on the clay pits were excellent. The woodland walks combined with industrial history...More

Thank Susan R
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thank you for your review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit and really made the most of the site. The café does finish serving hot food at 3pm at this time of year so I am sorry you missed having a hot meal....More

Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We visited here as we are staying in a converted old China Clay building in St Blazey and thought it would be interesting to visit here so we could understand how our accommodation was once like. It is reasonably priced and a lovely interesting place,...More

Thank fidgylove
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thank you for leaving a review. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit and got to learn a bit more about the area and your accommodation at the same time. We will hopefully see you again next time you are visiting.

Reviewed 12 June 2017

This place is well worth a visit on a cloudy day, or a non beach day! Loads of interesting history on offer with respect to Cornwall before the tourism days. Enough to keep the children satisfied and a pleasant cafe at the end.

Thank G M
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thank you for leaving a review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you here again soon.

Reviewed 11 June 2017

We have lived lived in and around St Austell for 26 years and pass Wheal Martyn on a regular basis and always meaning to pay a visit. Well today we did visit and what a little gem it is, i have worked as a contractor...More

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Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thank you for leaving a review. Fantastic that you finally got around to visiting and I am glad you enjoyed it. I hope we will see you here again soon.

Reviewed 11 June 2017

After a visit to the Eden Project Ann asked me Why did they dig the hole which was used for building the Project? Fortunately Wheal Martyn is nearby and we went along. I am pleased to say that I was able to give sartorial advice...More

Thank Richard B
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Thank you for leaving a review. I am so glad your enjoyed your visit and obviously made the most of it, getting the information you needed after visiting the Eden project! Yes, the smells coming from the café can be very tempting when sat at...More

Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

We went to this venue today, the exhibits and the open exhibition was really nice. A couple of point to mention, some steps around the open area were precarious, the walks are suitable really for people without disabilities. The lunch was excellent except the salad...More

Thank Onkar S
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Thank you for taking time to leave a review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit and I apologise for the limp salad. I have passed on the observations to café who will ensure it does not happen again. I hope we will see...More

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mandajanesnell
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
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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