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Wheal Martyn Clay Works

Wheal Mar­tyn Clay Works is the UK’s only chi­na clay min­ing muse­um, based with­in two Vic­to­ri­an chi­na clay works in Cornwall.

China clay mining has shaped the landscape, lives of people and economy of mid-Cornwall for over 250 years. It is Cornwall’s largest mining industry.

A fully accredited museum, Wheal Martyn is based within two Victorian china clay works, now a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The museum tells the story of this fascinating industry and the people who worked and lived in the shadows of Cornwall’s iconic ‘white pyramids’.

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