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Wheal Martyn

Wheal Martyn | Carthew, St Austell PL26 8XG, England
+44 1726 850362
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An interesting day out

We recently spent time at Wheal Martyn and were very impressed by everything we saw there.The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Berringtongardener
,
Tenbury Wells, United Kingdom
Expensive for what is there.

On arrival car park quite large and free. The round entrance which is newish is nice some bits of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Knocker874
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Haywards Heath, 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” (133 reviews)
“working pit” (24 reviews)
“nature trail” (25 reviews)
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Wheal Martyn | Carthew, St Austell PL26 8XG, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We recently spent time at Wheal Martyn and were very impressed by everything we saw there.The exhibits and information were amazing and all thoroughly enjoyable.

Thank Berringtongardener
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On arrival car park quite large and free. The round entrance which is newish is nice some bits of China and a potted history of the place. Payment seemed ok but when you enter, you soon realise there is not much there, also no people...More

Thank Knocker874
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. I am sorry you felt there was not much to see. We have guided tours available most days to give the opportunity to get a more hands on view of the Victorian workings instead of having to read the interpretation...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Good afternoon for a wet Sunday. The musemum gives a good clear account of the china clay industry of the area. The boards giving descriptions and illustrations are just right, not too much information to read in one go. The exhibits outside in out buildings...More

Thank christine g
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. I am so glad you enjoyed your recent visit to Wheal Martyn and got the most out of the information on offer to give you a good insight into the industry. Rainy afternoons can be a difficult one to know...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Over forty years ago whilst doing my GCE in geography l visited a China Clay works, so thought it was time to re-aquaint myself by visiting this museum. Lovely lady at reception and such fun to talk to. Definitely need sensible footwear as there is...More

Thank Roland M
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and made the most of everything on offer. I hope we will see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was greeted by a very friendly lady when buying our entrance tickets and explained the various walks you could do. The price is very good and an added bonus that they last for 12months. We had the place to ourselves on a Saturday which allowed...More

Thank Hammy2013
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and got enough time to read the information panels and the children enjoyed the challenge trail. I hope we will see you soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We returned whilst we had family visiting; we were made very welcome and enjoyed our visit despite the very rainy weather. Although we did not eat there ourselves the café appeared to be very popular with other visitors.

Thank GusHon
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. Great that you came to visit us again and hopefully we will see you again soon when you can try the café, the cakes are lovely!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit - at last a 'museum' that feels as though it has been designed by someone intelligent who would him/herself enjoy going to visit it. However, they've missed a few tricks - particularly, the kids were keen to watch china clay being...More

Thank catchhayes
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit. I am sorry you were disappointed with the view of the working pit. Sadly because the pit is getting bigger the road that they use to get down to it has come further...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had found a voucher for a 2 for 1 cream tea offer in the local paper so we decided to try one out. The wonderful mismatched China cups, saucers and tea pot was so cute. Great size scones. Lovely local jam and cream, I...More

Thank kelly270
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. I am so glad you enjoyed your cream tea and hopefully you put on the jam first! Come and see us again soon to enjoy another.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A good place to visit. The museum is informative and interactive which kept the interest of my son. The walk to the pit viewing area is nice albeit steep but the view of the mine is not that great as you can see it from...More

Thank Elahew
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and your son enjoyed the adventure trails and drums on the site. We will hopefully see you on your next visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We joined the tour that wound up the hill to the opencast quarry learning about the water wheel and settling out of the clay along the way. The small museum was an added bonus but the big draw was the tour up and around the...More

Thank Linda M
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your recent visit and made the most of the guided tour. It is such an interesting industry and the guides do make it come to life. I hope we will be able to welcome you...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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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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