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King Edward Mine Museum

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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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Well worth a visit, a detailed journey through tin mining times

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We went in late sept 14. As we were an adult party on holiday, we dodged between school parties. There was a lot of work going on at the northern side of the mine which prevented access to a decent view point, but that`s the only downside to our visit. We rambled over the buildings on the outside and spent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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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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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