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Wheal Martyn

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Wheal Martyn

Great history great guides ,excellent value annual ticket if you live locally .The guides that have... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
chrissstarnes
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St Austell, United Kingdom
delightful and friendly stop off

We dropped in this lovely place before setting off on a 400 mile journey home. The café kitchen had... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Debbie T
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“nature trail”(32 reviews)
“china clay”(157 reviews)
“working pit”(25 reviews)
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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...more
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Wheal Martyn | Carthew, St Austell PL26 8XG, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great history great guides ,excellent value annual ticket if you live locally .The guides that have worked for Imerys China clay have some great stories . The 4x4 experience is excellent is great value books up very quickly small group se so much and if...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We dropped in this lovely place before setting off on a 400 mile journey home. The café kitchen had just closed but the staff were extremely kind and helpful and served us lunch, even going as far as making me a lovely gluten free home...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Debbie T
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit and lunch in the café. We look forward to seeing you again when you come to explore.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This year we made a November visit to this attraction. The developments in the inside displays at the start to give an introduction to the industry have been built up further with plans for further additions, hopefully during the next year. Going up the hill...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Richard B
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

We were given a most kindly welcome by the lady at the ticket table. Smiling and most genuinely warm she explained everything and set the tone for a good afternoon out on a drizzly November afternoon. We decided to do the outside history trail first...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sandyg968
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Well presented and interesting peep into past lives in the local area mining China clay. Lovely gift shop and small cafe

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jackie B
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Excellent cafe for breakfast. We arrived at 10am and rather took the chef by surprise as she arrived only a minute before us. Very helpful and lovely food.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lynda S
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Visited on the 15th October. There are several options of trail you can follow, we chose the historic trail plus the view up to the current pit. Lovely wander around the grounds. Great level of information around the walk. We stopped in the cafe after...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Thank you for your review. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit and made the most of the industries story on your way around. The café do a great cream tea which is defiantly needed after all of that walking! I hope you will...More

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

The weather was very poor the day we visited . day 2 of Storm Callum. upon arriving we entered and the area was a little busy with clothes and stuff . It was soon explained to us that they were clearing up after a charity...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Took mum in for the umpteenth time for coffee and cake, once again we were not disappointed the selection of homemade cakes was to die for! Thank you very much, we will be back.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

So glad you enjoyed them. We will see you again soon.

Reviewed 10 October 2018

I have never given 5 stars before, well worth a visit. Saw this on the way and decided to pop in. What a delight. We ate in the restaurant before we went into the museum and beyond. Can honestly say it was the best food...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Thank you for your review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit, story of the industry and obviously made the most of what the site has to offer. Our café endeavours to make as much as they can in house, sourcing as many ingredients...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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