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Wheal Martyn

Wheal Martyn | Carthew, St Austell PL26 8XG, England
+44 1726 850362
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Fascinating

We visited because we had been staying in St Austell and kept catching glimpses of it; it was the... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
chatterboxLancaster
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Lancaster
China Clay history

Well presented history of the development of porcelain in England. Good artefacts and explanations... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2017
marionexmouth
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Exmouth
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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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Wheal Martyn | Carthew, St Austell PL26 8XG, England
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

We visited because we had been staying in St Austell and kept catching glimpses of it; it was the last day of our holiday, overcast and we thought we'd just pop in for an hour. Also I'd read Edmund de vaal's book The White Road...More

Thank chatterboxLancaster
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and I think you have hit the nail on the head with it putting St Austell in context. Clay mining was a major influence on the landscape and social history in the local...More

Reviewed 18 July 2017

Well presented history of the development of porcelain in England. Good artefacts and explanations of the process. Pleasant woodland walk to view the current excavations. Well worth the entrance charge. And a nice cafe to end the visit in.

Thank marionexmouth
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Thank you for your review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope we will see you here again soon.

Reviewed 18 July 2017

We were driving out of St Ausrell and happened to catch sight of the clay statues and red water pipes which made us curious. As we pulled into the car park, a volunteer/information guide greeted us and told us our dog would be welcome and...More

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Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Thank you for your very comprehensive review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit and made the most of all the site has to offer. It is a great venue to bring the dogs with plenty for them to explore as well. We will...More

Reviewed 18 July 2017

Popped in as staying nearby and was pleasantly surprised at how interesting ths was. Loads of history all displayed and presented well and lots of it was outdoors and you could go for short or long walks along the way.

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Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit. It is always nice to be pleasantly surprised. I hope we will see you here again in the future.

Reviewed 17 July 2017

A great experience it starts with a small museum giving you an overview of how it all started and how it works. Excellent craft activities for the children here. Then out into the different areas, the largest working water wheel and the buildings that were...More

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Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thank you for leaving a review. I am very pleased you enjoyed your recent visit and made the most of what the site has to offer. I hope you will come back and see us again when you are next visiting.

Reviewed 15 July 2017

Great place to view with or without family, friendly helpful staff, and the café worth a visit, great coffee, and cheese scones to die for......going again.

Thank jenniefree
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thank you for leaving a review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 14 July 2017

What a great place to visit! Great value for money. If you have young children go there instead of Eden, they will enjoy it far more I promise you, although it does help to put the Eden Project into context and helps you to appreciate...More

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Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thank you for leaving such a comprehensive review. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit and made the most of what the site has to offer. We have just had our yearly influx of tiny frogs hopping around which makes for interesting negotiating along...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

very Interesting and amazing place x lovely place for food right next door of entrance. staff all very good

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Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thank you for your review. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 9 July 2017

This is a working mine just north of St Austell. The works were started by Elias Martyn in 1790. We were welcomed by a volunteer who advised us he would be starting a tour in a few minutes. He was very good, but unfortunately there...More

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Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you for your review. I am sorry one of the visitors on the tour spoilt your experience. Our guides are generally volunteers that have worked in the industry and have a great knowledge of the site and workings which people get a great insight...More

Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Nice museum. Large outdoor area with lots of things to see. Guided tours available which include a trip to the large pit area. Nice cafe and shop. Guides on hand are very informative.

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Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

I am glad you enjoyed your recent visit and thank you for leaving a review. I hope we will see you here again soon.

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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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cornwallcrazy
11 August 2015|
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Response from matthew l | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are, but not on the carpeted area. There is a hard floored indoors area in the reception, and a (lovely) weather dependent area outside. You can walk the dog through the cafe to get outside and the staff are very... More
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