Levant Mine and Beam Engine

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Levant Mine and Beam Engine

Levant Mine and Beam Engine
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Opened in 1820 and closed in 1930, Levant is one of Cornwall's most famous coastal mines where a good part of the mining operations took place far beneath the seabed.
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1-2 hours
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SCARBOROUGH-JANE
York, UK100 contributions
informative tour of mine
Jul. 2021
We were lucky the other party who had booked our time slot failed to show up so we ended up having a private tour just the three of us and the guide who changes as he leads you to different areas of the mine, Each guide has the special area of interest.

Hard to book as limited places available due to covid and small enclosed spaces. Welcomed by lovely lady who sat and chatted with us in the sunshine, the whole team very knowledgeable and interesting to listen to. Nice to see the beam engine up and running it gave you a feel of what it would have been like, Recommend this attraction especially to book in advance online and get to see the beam engine in action.

There are toilets available on site no cafe but we did see some pic-nic tables. The whole site is un even ground and may not be suited to less mobile visitors. After we finished the tour we hung around and investigated the area close by some excellent paths and beautiful coastal views,
Written 21 July 2021
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bestcornishcat
United Kingdom20,385 contributions
A warm welcome and a visit full of interest.
Jun. 2021 • Couples
So much of interest to see here, made even better by our guides, Jo, Vince and Ron.

History, geology, engineering, mining, invention, innovation, international trade, employment standards, heritage all in one place. Absolutely fascinating and all in a beautiful setting.

I wish we’d had time to stay longer.
Written 19 July 2021
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Ste M
Burnham, UK2,805 contributions
Historical tin mine......
Jun. 2021 • Family
We visited Levant Mine after visiting the nearby Geevor Mine. A short five/ten minute walk along the coast brings you to this historical site operated by the National Trust. There is no charge to look around the former mine buildings, and you can actually enter the pump house to see one of the original Victorian beam engines in situ. Well worth a visit !
Written 20 June 2021
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LAD63
Shepton Mallet, UK1,997 contributions
Away from the crowds
May 2021 • Couples
My husband and I visited the area whilst staying in Sennen for a much needed weeks holiday. As very little open we spent our week doing lots of walks including discovering the mines along this coastal walk. We saw a few like minded people but otherwise very peaceful away from the crowds in the nearby coastal resorts. Quite a flat route if you stick to the paths. We did deter off to enjoy the views
Written 8 May 2021
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Kings and Queens London
London, UK684 contributions
Tin mine with coastal view
May 2021 • Couples
We were looking for Poldark film location in the early evening and came across the Levant mine by mistake.It was around 8pm so no one was around so we had the place to ourselves. And watched the sunset over the mine .So avoid the crowds and go in the evening
Written 7 May 2021
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Beatrice H
Exeter, UK2,548 contributions
Fascinating in a wonderful setting
Apr. 2021 • Couples
Covid closed for our visit but still lots to see with useful info boards. We walked from Cape Cornwall but a car park close by. The coast walking here is superb.good place for a picnic while you contemplate the hundreds of women and children who broke up the ore once it was mined by the men below ground
Written 18 April 2021
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williamrex1
Beverley, UK11 contributions
Cornwall Tin Mine - Go Visit!!
Mar. 2020 • Couples
Just fabulous. The National Trust volunteer Len was very knowledgable and friendly. A truly inspiring and amazing site. You must visit!!
Written 11 March 2020
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Mark S
Plymouth, England, United Kingdom177 contributions
Wow, lovely tour guides. Truly fascinating
Oct. 2019 • Family
Loads to learn, beautifully kept and lovely staff. Our tour was about 2 hours long, there was no rush and I think Mike could have spent all day if we kept asking him questions! He had a real passion for the mine and history. Thoroughly recommended to all.
Written 22 October 2019
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Mark G
East Sussex, UK30 contributions
Very interesting place
Sep. 2019
By going to the levant mine you can really see/ imagine what it must of been like to work in the mines, so far underground and sometimes out under the sea.
Written 18 October 2019
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PeteD60
Ware, UK1,887 contributions
An experience of tin part one….
Sep. 2019
Visited late morning on a Sunday just in time to join a guided introduction to the site its working and history – we were led by Julie – very knowable and informative – thank you

We started with an explanation of the geology of tin and copper – the unique economics of tin mining - followed by the mining process that included looking down a grated opening down a vertical shaft that before it became flooded would have plumbed the depths….

Then uphill for a short underground experience and a more detailed description of the mining accident on 20/10/1919 when many men and boys were killed when a lift failed – a memorial service will be held on site on the same date 100 years after the accident - then it was back to see a fully functioning beam engine…..

Allow over an hour for this guided tour – it is well worth it as it brings the site to life…

Part 2? - Well within a 1 km signed walk there is former Geevor Tin Mine – much bigger plant that includes both mining and processing – larger and more modern – not NT owned but a 10% discount is offered if you have visited here – just completes your tin education – thank you
Written 1 October 2019
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