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Wheal Martyn

Wheal Martyn | Carthew, St Austell PL26 8XG, England
+44 1726 850362
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We loved our time here and although we didn't eat in the cafe (would have waited had we known) the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Deborah W
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Great place for a quick cuppa

Sadly no time to visit the museum but a fabulous place to have a quick cuppa. Large pot of tea... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
neveradullmoment50
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Surrey, England
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“china clay” (130 reviews)
“working pit” (24 reviews)
“nature trail” (24 reviews)
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Wheal Martyn | Carthew, St Austell PL26 8XG, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We loved our time here and although we didn't eat in the cafe (would have waited had we known) the food looked of the highest quality. As a veggie I always try to search out good eateries and this one was fab! A wonderful and...More

Thank Deborah W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Sadly no time to visit the museum but a fabulous place to have a quick cuppa. Large pot of tea served in a proper tea pot with lovely cups and saucers. Good strong tea and plenty of it. The cream teas looked amazing and I...More

Thank neveradullmoment50
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fascinating place , with a lot of the very old mine still left . Lots for kids to interact with including old tools etc for plenty of photo opportunities! Lovely nature trail and historic trail . You can almost imagine the mine in full working...More

Thank MICHELLE B
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your visit and the children got stuck in with the site. We will see you again when you come back to finish the site.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A great place to spend a few hours.The guide who took us round used to work there & was very knowledgable.The tour took just under 2 hours & you do have to walk up the hill to the mine itself. A great place for kids...More

Thank PhilMerridan
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for leaving a review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and made the most of the guided tour. Come and see us again if you are in the area.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Where to start. Great Cafe. Lovely shop where no pressure to buy. Then on to film show . Not too long, explaining China Clay. After this walk thro then outside. Visiting various displays of items used now and long ago to get the clay from...More

Thank cornishpiskie209
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your review. It is great to read such fantastic and positive feedback and we look forward to seeing you again very soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived soon after the museum had opened at 10.00 and started with coffee and cake. Good plan! We wanted to join the 11.00 tour of the site in spite of the fact that it was raining very hard. Inexplicably the tour was 10 minutes...More

Thank Julie A
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. I hope we will see you again soon to finish exploring the site. Our volunteer guides are mainly local people that have worked in the industry and have knowledge of the workings from their experience so every tour is different....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this museum today and was pleasantly surprised - a good afternoon spent walking the different trails to the final viewpoint of the pit. A nice lunch in the teashop and an interesting little museum. Well worth a visit.

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Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your recent visit, it is a lovely site and it sounds like you made the most of it! I hope we will see you here again in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't visit the museum but called into the café for an afternoon snack. What I like is that the café uses locally sourced products wherever possible and that they are happy to display their locations on a map hanging within the café. Having visited several...More

Thank elverman
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review and your on-going use of our café. I am glad you enjoyed the meals and apologise for the issues on your last visit. Our menu's are not printed in house and we had realised the errors when we had them...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Wheal Museum on Wednesday along with my 9 year old grandson. We had walked along the clay trail from St Austell. The museum was interesting and the children's adventure park had been greatly improved since our last visit. However, after the long walk...More

Thank himandher17
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and made the most of the additions to our challenge trail and play area. I apologise for the disappointment in the café. We endeavour to keep the kitchen open and serving hot food...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived full of hope and excitement. Well, that may have been over egging it, but we were impressed with the on line bits and pieces and gave it a go - and we are glad that we did. Child and dog friendly, lovely chatty...More

Thank matthew l
Sue F, Manager at Wheal Martyn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. I am so pleased you all enjoyed your visit including the dog! We do endeavour to keep as much of our food and gifts from local sources as Cornwall does have great things to offer. I hope we will see...More

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mandajanesnell
August 21, 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
August 11, 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
August 11, 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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