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King Edward Mine Museum

Camborne TR14 9DP, England
+44 1209 614681
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Enetrtain and educated - a facinating insight

An excellent overview of how a Cornish tin mine works. Lots of working machinery and very helpful... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
RJandCE
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Camborne, United Kingdom
Fantastic insight into the working processes behind tin mining and tin processing

If you have ever wondered about what happens to the tin when it was brought out of the ground in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
squarerigger2015
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average5%
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Camborne TR14 9DP, England
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+44 1209 614681
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Reviewed 4 days ago

An excellent overview of how a Cornish tin mine works. Lots of working machinery and very helpful and knowledgeable guide. We really enjoyed it and learned so much.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you have ever wondered about what happens to the tin when it was brought out of the ground in Cornwall then this is the place to go. The many engine houses now standing testimony to he hard graft of Cornish men over the ages...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fascinating relic of Cornish mining heritage and is worth visiting if you get the chance. There are working machines, non-working machines, a very informative museum and it is worth having the guided tour with the very friendly volunteers. There is a trail...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Fascinating museum of the history of this mine and the local tin mining industry in Cornwall. The guided tour was top notch, provided by very knowledgeable volunteer guides ... very personal and personable! One of the best things about this museum is that it has...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

The King Edward Mine Museum is a great way to spend a few hours for a visit if you are down in Cornwall. Me and my family only became aware of this little gem by the ads in the free tourist booklets that you can...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

The whole purpose of our visit was to try the culinary delights we'd been told of at The Crowst Hut, as we already knew the King Edward Mine Museum would be closed that day. This attraction is geographically beyond the back of beyond but, having...More

Thank Nigel S
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Very local, for me anyway - tucked away is a cafe called 'The Croust Hut' which we visited after a recommendation. Glad we did, small, friendly, prompt service, dog & child friendly (if that applies). Good coffee, fresh cakes, daily specials & a very good...More

Thank Philip P
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Went with a group of 15 from St Austell U3A. Initial contact very pleasant and helpful. We were made to feel very welcome and we all found the tour interesting and informative. Lunch was pre-booked at the cafe. Food nicely presented and very tasty. Highly...More

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KEMCamborne, Volunteer at King Edward Mine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Many thanks, Merangue, I hope you will spread the word in U3A that it is a good day out. We are open some days in October 2017 including half-term.

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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

A great informative tour with working examples of refining of tin and instruction of methods the two guides were extremely knowledgable of workings through the ages and the transformation with industrial methods and mechanisation improving safety and working conditions

1  Thank MPRITCH
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Small museums run by enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers can be absolutely great and well worth seeking out. This one is no exception, it was an interesting and informative visit that gave us a much better understanding of what is now a beautiful landscape. A friendly...More

1  Thank Gailogail
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janebostock
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Response from KEMCamborne | Property representative |
Jane, KEM is closed every winter open May - Sept). Sometimes it is possible to arrange group tours on Sundays in winter when the volunteers are on site. However, this year there is extensive restoration work going on and... More
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