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Address: Camborne TR14 9DP, England
Phone Number: +44 (0) 1209 614681
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Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Description: The award winning King Edward Mine Museum which specialises in the mining...
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.
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A wonderful day out

I love finding out about local history, the guides are so helpful and really know their information. Every time I go, there is something new to see and do.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Cornwall, England
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Cornwall, England
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I love finding out about local history, the guides are so helpful and really know their information. Every time I go, there is something new to see and do.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The car park and entrance to this fascinating place belies what lay inside. Manned by volunteers this is a work in progress to rebuild many of the artefacts used in tin mining. It is absolutely fascinating. It's not polished or shiny - it's a example of a real work place - dust and all. The museum gives you lots of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

King Edward mine (and the surrounding area) is a fascinating and in parts, quaint, place with informative, friendly volunteers who genuinely care about mining history. It is part self-guided wander around and part guided tour; our guided tour was conducted by a man who had recently taken early retirement from ICI; he’d moved to Cornwall from Hertfordshire and was clearly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Fascinating place where we were given a personal tour by someone who really knew what he was talking about. All you ever want to know about tin mining and more, without going underground. From past to the present, Camborne is still training miners, but not using the equipment demonstrated at this museum. Recommended for adults as lots to read and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

King Edward mine,is a lovely atmospheric walkaround type of place.It is staffed by volunteers who genuinely care about the local history and history of Cornish mining,it has a lovely quaint shop and a small museum up some very dusty ,old wooden steps you really feel like real stuff actually happened here.Our favourite place was the Mill, a collection of water... More 

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

My wife and I have a great fascination for all things Cornish tin mining. This was a real treat with a wonderful guide who really knew his Cornish tin mining. None other than Kingsley Rickard now that really is Cornish.As my surname (Grylls) suggest, history connects us to mining, banking, and and the law throughout Cornwall. My wife has an... More 

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Camborne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

King Edward mine is a walk back in time to when Cornwall was dominated by the mining industry. We visited on the weekend of Trevithick Day when they had a special open day. Outside we were treated to an exhibition of steam engines of all shapes and sizes and were able to roam around the grounds to get a feel... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We visited on 14 May 2015, and had a wonderful time. The staff were very friendly, and the Guide was very informative, pointing out all the sites we could see down the very picturesque valley, as well as telling us all about the engine houses, before showing us around the mill area. Nearly all the machinery was switched on to... More 

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Launceston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

I have been intending to come here for years- i wish i had come sooner! Very helpful and informative staff, excellent artefacts, and superb working examples of tin processing using most of the different methods. If you want to know how tin is separated, this is the place- they even have 5 working head of California stamps. Well worth the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I have a slight bias as my grandfather worked at one of the mines close by until he became a tunneller in WW1, however, I think this is as close as I could get to seeing and feeling exactly what sort of conditions they worked under. The guide was excellent, very knowledgeable and was always willing to clarify points and... More 

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Additional Information about King Edward Mine Museum

Address: Camborne TR14 9DP, England
Phone Number: +44 (0) 1209 614681
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Camborne
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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