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Gwennap Pit

Gwennap Pit Cottage Redruth, Redruth TR16 5HH, England
+44 1209 822770
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Glad I visited

I first visited Gwennap Pit as a teenager over 30 years ago as my father was a lay preacher in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Louise L
Redruth, United Kingdom
Visit to an historical site in Methodism

A few of us separated from our bigger group to visit the copper mine where John Wesley preached... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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Gwennap Pit Cottage Redruth, Redruth TR16 5HH, England
+44 1209 822770
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I first visited Gwennap Pit as a teenager over 30 years ago as my father was a lay preacher in Cornwall and he wanted to show us were John Wesley preached. Of course as teenagers we weren't really interested. However when my partner said the...More

Thank Louise L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A few of us separated from our bigger group to visit the copper mine where John Wesley preached many times during his ministry in Cornwall. Owned by the Methodist church, it's a little difficult to find, but well worth it when you get there. Found...More

Thank PhiladelphiaPhillip
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Interesting place. Very informative guide. No disabled access to Pit, but ok to small church, toilets and refreshments. Books, postcards etc for sale. No admission charge, donations .

1  Thank netfish2015
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Had a little trouble finding this place but that was my own fault, had the wrong post code. On arrival we were invited to have tea or coffee, at no charge I might add, for a small donation. There were three women in the visitor...More

Thank Tad666
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

I live down the road and took my daughter's new boyfriend out on a mountain bike tour. Ashe is 30 years younger than me I was glad to stop here for a break. I forgot the reaction I had when I first went. He was...More

1  Thank Murdie1
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This visit vastly outweighed expectations. When there is a discretionary entrance fee (we paid!) can an attraction be that good? Yes - it can! Everything written regarding awesome the awesome acoustics of this man made auditorium are true. We visited on a Sunday morning in...More

Thank Peter J
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Unique place to visit, was very quiet. Visitors centre was closed when we went so didn't get to learn much about the history. Would recommend if you are going nearby and don't mind a stop for half hour to check it out.

1  Thank Joshua H
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Gwennap pit is signed well, but needs some perseverance to actually get there in what can seem a maze of small narrow lanes. Limited opening of the chapel next to the pit but pit is always open- as a monument to the Cornish mining industry....More

1  Thank 1949etwall
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Had been told so much about this place by my late sister and wasn't disappointed the place is very peaceful and steeped in history there is a lovely little visitor centre with a chapel and plenty of photographs ❤️plus a very informative staff member who...More

1  Thank Norma W
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We found the Pit quite easily and parked at the kerbside. Walking up the steps to the old chapel and visitor centre, there is no awareness of the Pit itself. We went into the charming little chapel and had a nice chat with the volunteer...More

Thank Roger E
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Sheila L
1 October 2016|
Response from Roger E | Reviewed this property |
Sheila, the following gives details of opening: Pit: daily all year round. Visitor Centre: Easter then Spring Bank Holiday to end Sept, Mon-Fri 10am-4.30pm and Sat 10am-1pm. All other times throughout the year by... More
17 February 2016|
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Response from HectorFromBerne | Reviewed this property |
It's free, and there is a box for donations. The volunteers who man the visitor centre might appreciate it is you bought a cup of tea there - it gets lonely for them in the off-season!