China Clay Museum and Discovery Centre
Country Park and woodland walks
Chilrden’s challenge trail and play area
Cafe and gift shop
Welcome to Wheal Martyn, Cornwall’s China Clay Country Park – the UK’s only china clay museum and visitor attraction.
Set in 26 acres of woodland, nestling in the historic Ruddle Valley on the outskirts of St Austell, the China Clay Country Park provides a fascinating day out for all the family. The Park, now part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site, is set in the grounds of two former working china clay pits and provides visitors with a fascinating insight into china clay – how it was mined, what is was used for and what it meant for the families who lived in the area.
Throughout this site you will have the opportunity to find out more about the park itself, the facilities and attractions on offer, the history of china clay, and the events we are holding throughout the year.