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King Edward Mine Museum

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Address: Camborne TR14 9DP, England
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+44 1209 614681
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Sun 10:00 - 13:00

The award winning King Edward Mine Museum which specialises in the mining...

The award winning King Edward Mine Museum which specialises in the mining history of Cornwall. The mine dates from the 19th century and most of the equipment in the mill has been restored to working order.The buildings are all Grade II* listed and are of National importance. The site is part of the World Heritage Area of Cornwall. The Museum is open during the summer - see website for opening times.

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Lovely place to spend an hour or so wandering round. Nice cafe and small spa gift shop too. You could see some of the workings for free but the museum was expensive we thought so... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Preston, United Kingdom
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely place to spend an hour or so wandering round. Nice cafe and small spa gift shop too. You could see some of the workings for free but the museum was expensive we thought so we didn't go in that bit.

Thank Christine-Andy
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

King Edward Mine has been authentically restored by knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteers. For many years it was used by the world-famous Camborne School of Mines, CSM, as their teaching mine (so it had to be authentic!). CSM is now based on the joint Exeter and Falmouth unis' campus at Penryn and uses the former Holman's Test Mine (Holman's made mining... More 

1 Thank John M
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

The smells, sounds, and sights of this museum with a working mill demonstrating how tin was separated from the ores which surrounded it are unforgettably remarkable. Here you will find the last remaining examples of such equipment - as well as a Newcomen engine noose. The museum is undergoing a major uplift, and hopes to have a cafe soon. It... More 

2 Thank Stephanie F
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I visited whole my girlfriend was on a meeting nearby and thought this will pass an hour. I was amazed by how interesting the tour of the grounds was- given by a friendly knowledgeable guy. I thought it was over after I'd left the actual museum rooms and walked back to my van only for another guy come over and... More 

3 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Porthtowan, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We arrived with five visitors to the area after some difficulty in finding the museum. (Total 7 adults). There don't seem to be the usual signposts from main roads, despite the fact that the museum is supported by local authorities. The car parking was adequate on our visit, but may need some extension in future. It seems to be fairly... More 

1 Thank John d
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

A Great find. We had a fabulous visit here today. The volunteers work really hard to ensure that you are looked after from the moment you arrive until the moment you leave! We took our puppy with us and the staff were very welcoming of her. We will definitely visit again. Cannot wait to see the new cafe! TWO Hampshire

1 Thank Tracy Rose W
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Great quick lesson in Cornish industrial mining might. Certainly worth a visit great knowledgeable guided tour by the enthusiastic volunteer guides. Great to see the equipment in use and how the ingenuity off forefathers solved the problems presented to them. Certainly worth a visit, it's not Disney it's a great museum showing how Cornwalls mining industry lead the world.

Thank AATommy
Illogan, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

Excellent site to discover Cornish mining history, very knowledgeable volunteers who talk about and maintain the site

Thank Keith E
Truro, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

We found out visit to the King Edward Mine Museum very interesting. This mine museum had been used by the Camborne School of Mines until relatively recently for the training of their students. The museum retains an variety of equipment that has been used over the years to extract metals from their ores and it was fascinating to see some... More 

Thank Mumathome0120
Harrow, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

Don't forget to cross the road and visit the other part of the site behind the supermarket, as this is also historically interesting.

Thank johnmoorse

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