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King Edward Mine Museum

Camborne TR14 9DP, England
+44 (0) 1209 614681
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Camborne
Type: History Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Lots to see here if you are interested in our industrial heritage. There are working machines here, some of which are the only surviving examples. The museum is run by knowledgeable volunteers. A good date to visit is the day after Trevithick Day in Camborne (last Sat in April). This is an open day, and there ae many steam engines... More

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Honiton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I visited on a midweek afternoon in August and surprisingly I had the place to myself. The staff were very welcoming, charming and knowledgeable. I had my own guided tour and learnt a lot about how the mine functioned and the complete tin production process. Educational visit with lots of buildings, engines and drills and photos to see. Not really... More

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Watchet, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed a morning spent here. Very informative and well presented, yet run by excellent volunteers. Such a wealth of knowledge and excellent exhibits. The demonstration of how the tin is extracted is interesting to even the most un-informed of us. Do visit, you will not be disappointed!

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very informative & excellent pieces of mining history. Nothing to dislike. If you like local history then the King Edward Mine Museum is just the place to visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This well-laid out and informative museum on the history of mining in Cornwall is well worth a visit. It is run entirely by volunteers, who are well-informed and enthusiastic, providing a positive "visitor experience". This facet of Cornwall is not always the obvious tourist attraction, but it is so interesting, and busts a few myths about mining.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

King Edward Mine Museum is run by a dedicated group of volunteers and they do a fantastic job or showing off some of Cornwall's rich mining heritage. I thoroughly recommend anyone with an interest in mining to visit. Spend as long as you can and chat to the volunteers as well as 'just' looking at the displays / info.

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KEMCamborne, Volunteer at King Edward Mine Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, Roger. We glad you had an excellent visit to our museum. Reviews like this help all the volunteers appreciate that they are doing a good job. From the Volunteers. More

Cornwall, England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Friendly, welcomes families, good value for money, heaps of culture and history. Lots under cover. Great trip out for all ages.

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Camborne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Its bloody brilliant!Really atmospheric and genuine mining museum.Genuine enthusiast run- not a corporate lash-up like some nearby wannabe's.

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Cornwall, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

If you're interested in how minerals are extracted from the mined ore then this is the place for you! The restored mill is full of interesting equipment and the guides are brilliant, on hand to explain everything to you, although the signs on the equipment are also very good.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This was formerly a training mine for the local School of Mines. Since the late 1980s a group of people have been restoring the mineral processing mill to something approaching its former glory. Some of the machinery here you will not find anywhere else in the UK which makes this a unique and atmospheric experience. To wander around the mill... More

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