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Poldark Mine

Poldark Mine Porkellis Lane | Trenear, Wendron, Helston TR13 0ES, England
+44 1326 573173
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Not what it used to be... not value for money

I write this review with some knowledge as the curator (see his other responses here) replied to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
nonameuk80
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Orlando, Florida
Ok but pricey

I start as i always start, this is my opinion which some may agree/disagree with. Paid £63 for 1A... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gillian B
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OPEN DAILY FROM 24th MARCH. Trenere Wolas Gardyn & CORNISH HERITAGE COLLECTION open from 10.30am to 1.30pm (last entry) MAIN MINE EXPLORER UNDERGROUND TOUR A - 11am 12.15pm, 1.30 pm Poldark Mine (Huel Roots) is the only complete underground tin mine open to the public in Europe - the expertly guided underground tours into several levels of the 18th century mine labyrinth are an atmospheric & profound experience . Main Tour A takes 65 minutes - Open daily from 25th March - Details about DEEP MINE ADVENTURE tour on web pages or Facebook. The Cornish Heritage Collection & Industrial Museum was opened in 1971 by the late Peter & Jose Young. Peter coined the phrase ‘a little piece of heaven on the B3297’. There are lovely gardens and a well filled eclectic museum with many open air exhibits including an 1846 Cornish beam engine, the very last to work commercially in Cornwall
  • Excellent47%
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  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Poldark Mine Porkellis Lane | Trenear, Wendron, Helston TR13 0ES, England
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Reviewed yesterday

I write this review with some knowledge as the curator (see his other responses here) replied to my original review of the attraction with some scathing and quite nasty answers. I feel it my duty to re-write and give the most honest review of Poldark...More

1  Thank nonameuk80
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David E, Custodian at Poldark Mine, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Mr ANONYMOUS of Orlando USA What are you afraid of - why not be honest and give your name?? You remarks are certainly not impartial and to use the word honest, means truthful - your remarks are not truthful, they are malicious. This is...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I start as i always start, this is my opinion which some may agree/disagree with. Paid £63 for 1A & 3C (16, 14 & 10) for entry to tin mine and £3 garden entry for 1A (I'm claustrophobic :-( ) To be honest, I personally...More

1  Thank Gillian B
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David E, Custodian at Poldark Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

WE DISAGREE! -Your review did not include a visit into the mine!!! So it's hardly a fair comment. Our ticket prices reflect our extraordinary operating costs. This is the only income we have. How can you say that something is overpriced when you have no...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Len Phillips took us on a tour and was an amazing source of information on everything to do with this location, minerals, and connections elsewhere in the world. I give this man 10/10 for his specific knowledge! I haven't enjoyed such a guided tour as...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

What a fantastic experience. Our guide for the underground tour (I think his name was David) was brilliant and so well informed. This is not to be missed when in Cornwall, certainly a number 1 attraction and was rated the top day of our holiday....More

1  Thank HappyDoug
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David E, Custodian at Poldark Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Doug ... Thank you so very much for the FIVE star review - you have restored our faith in mankind!! For us its a great reward to know that 99.9 % of our visitors have a good experience here when they visit to explore...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was worried as I visited Poldark Mine almost 30 years ago and it was very much a theme park type experience. This time however, it was excellent. Not a theme park , but a true heritage site. The tour underground was so informative and interesting,...More

Thank janedB9169FK
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our deep mine underground trip on one of the hottest days of the year! Our guide (sorry didn't remember your name) was extremely knowledgable about mining and the work and conditions in Cornish tin mines, it was an incredibly hard and dangerous...More

1  Thank Auntie_P31
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David E, Custodian at Poldark Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the FIVE STAR review. This is very meaningful for our team of staff and volunteers who are working together with our contractors to slowly restore this historic place. We are on a rather limited budget as you rightly mention. In fact we...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're go to make this trip make sure you book for the deep mine trip ,I booked a week in advance to make limited places. The deep mine trip is not for very young (check before booking ) Bob the tour guide is great...More

Thank popeathome
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David E, Custodian at Poldark Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

What an accolade - FIVE STARS too! Your visit and kindly review are very much appreciated and spurs all of our small team of staff and volunteers to keep our restoration project going. We all love sharing this wonderful mine, the eclectic Cornish Heritage Collection,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gentleman who took us down into the mine was very knowledgeable,he was very interesting and made everything else interesting,his name was Robert & he said if we had'nt enjoyed it then it was Raymond,well Robert we really did enjoy it,thank you very much.More

1  Thank stevensronald1
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David E, Custodian at Poldark Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are pleased that you took the time to send a message and to tell us how much you enjoyed your mine tour with Robert - we are not sure which of our two Roberts you mean, but if it was today June 19th it...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

The tour started with a video before we were taken underground by a well informed guide who explained how the miners worked. Frightening to see the conditions they worked in, cold and wet. There seemed to be a museum of machinery and other bits and...More

Thank Davinia G
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David E, Custodian at Poldark Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting us and for the FOUR STAR review. Perhaps if you had the time you could have delved into our amazing Cornish Heritage Collection and given us another star?? There are many items that are unique and important to Cornwall. It is true...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

This was an enjoyable place to visit however I would not visit with small children. The tour takes you deep into the old mining system and can be risky for small children. Definitely not for babies or children in prams or buggies. This is somewhere...More

1  Thank SevensUP
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David E, Custodian at Poldark Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thanks for coming to visit. There is absolutely no need to be concerned as we do not allow small children to visit the mine, This is explained in our web pages and elsewhere. However children under 4 years of age can visit the museum and...More

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Kaz B
28 January 2018|
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Response from David E | Property representative |
Cameras, electrical, matches, lighters e-cigarettes (VAPES) , and anything likely to cause a spark are all forbidden. All flashing & filming apparatus is forbidden in the mine and museum and should be left locked securely... More
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pickles67
22 September 2017|
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Hi thanks for your question. There are absolutely no ladders to go down - vertical or otherwise!!!! . We have 40 stairs downwards and 53 upwards and there is ample head room on most of the tour with three short distance... More
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Johnny1016
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I paid over £16.00 at concession rate in March 2017. Pricy but well worth it!
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