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Wheal Martyn Waterwheels at the China Clay Museum, Carthew

Grid reference: SX 004 555
OS sheet: 200
Postcode: PL26 8XG
About 2 miles NW of St Austell, on B3274.

Open air museum of the china clay industry, with two working waterwheels. One wheel 18ft diameter and connected to a Cornish lift pump for raising slurry. The second wheel is 35ft diameter and also raised slurry by plunger pumps. Both are restored and run for demonstration purposes. Coffee shop, gift shop, various trails.

Opening times 2018
Open daily from 10.00 to 16.00. See also web site.

National Mills Weekend opening times 2018
Saturday & Sunday, 10.00-16.00.

Administrator, tel. 01726 850362.


Web site