We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Blue Hills Wheal Kitty, St Agnes TR5 0YW, England
Phone Number:
+44 1872 553341
Website
Today
10:00 - 14:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 14:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 47 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 31
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Interesting attraction and jewellery shop, worth finding.

This is not the easiest place to find, it is down a little road just north of St Agnes. They spend the winter getting tin ore from the nearby beach and then it is crushed and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Matthew S
,
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

47 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 47: English reviews
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not the easiest place to find, it is down a little road just north of St Agnes. They spend the winter getting tin ore from the nearby beach and then it is crushed and smelted into tin on site. You can have a guided tour and see all the old machinery working and explained to you to understand... More 

Helpful?
Thank Matthew S
Sherborne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
94 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a cool day. The staff were very helpful and informative. The exhibits were authentic and interesting - working as we watched. There were good information cards on each exhibit so that it was easy to follow the process of tin streaming. Were it engineers and have found similar museums hard to follow, but this was wonderfully easy... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jane D
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Fantastic - really interesting, easy to get round and the kids also enjoyed it. Real insight into the world of tin mining and it's opposite the amazing Trevellis Porth - a better Cornish Beach you will not find ;) That is if you love out of the way, unspoilt and peaceful. Blue Hills is a real find is this world... More 

Helpful?
Thank SaucyHorse
Richmond, Yorkshire, UK
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Always wanted to see some genuine working tin stamps so when I saw this place on discovery channel years ago I had to visit. Finally got here and it was great. Family run the staff are helpful and the gifts are beautiful. The last tin producer in Cornwall and well worth a visit.

Helpful?
Thank Trainz2014
Leicester
Level Contributor
18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

A real discovery of the past Tin production methods in a beautiful secluded location,be prepaired for a narrow steep drive with some interesting sharp turns but well worth a visit. The whole process of tin production is illustrated by a short walk around a path with signage explaining the stages & methodology very well put together concluding in a visit... More 

Helpful?
Thank 4martinbrown
Amersham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
53 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Step back in time at Blue Hills Tin Streams. A short drive off the B3285, it's like entering another world. The road into the valley is very narrow, and very steep. We visited on a glorious sunny day - the scenery was breathtaking. Blue Hills Tin nestles in the bottom of the valley. There is ample parking for visitors, and... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Miss_Elspeth
Wakefield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
190 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Nowhere else in Britain, if not the planet, are such remnants of a bye-gone-era so evident. The location is stunning but it's the remoteness of the site that stirs the emotions into thinking that this was the workplace of both men and women some 200 years ago. It might be a lovely place now but I can imagine it wasn't... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ingleborough1359
Horsham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

This is only open on specific days so it is worth checking. It can easily be included as part of a circular coastal walk from St Agnes. There is no mine as such but great bits of process equipment and good descriptions of how they operate.

Helpful?
1 Thank mjsg01
Farnham, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Just returned from another beautiful week in Cornwall and this time took a day out to tour the north coast mining areas. From wheal coats down to st. agnes. absolutely stunning. filled the new camera, christmas prezzy for the wife, so she could get some great shots of the otters at Tamar. Smart thinking eh. To get up to these... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Patrick B
Grandville, Michigan
Level Contributor
325 reviews
155 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

We went down to Trevellas Cove and had a look at the sea, then walked back up along the riverside. There are some good views to take in, when we went there were several other people enjoying the beach and paths. Overall a neat little place.

Helpful?
Thank The_GR_Blade

Travellers who viewed Blue Hills Tin Streams also viewed

 

Been to Blue Hills Tin Streams? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Blue Hills Tin Streams and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Blue Hills Tin Streams staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?